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Thailand’s activist who opposed lese majeste law killed


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A police said a pro-government activist who opposed a law punishing critics of Thailand's monarchy was fatally shot Wednesday in Bangkok. The killing came as tensions...full story
updated 2014-04-24 02:16 PM
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