Supporters of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally in Bangkok in 2010. Photo: Xinhua

‘The junta is afraid’: as election looms, Thailand’s military rulers seek to curtail support for Shinawatras and their allies

  • Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck, both served as prime minister, supported by the ‘red shirt’ movement drawing form rural provinces
  • The junta has denied targeting Thaksin and his allies, saying government agencies have been proceeding legally
Topic |   Thailand's Junta

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Supporters of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally in Bangkok in 2010. Photo: Xinhua
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