Thailand ranked ‘Not Free’ in 2021 World Freedom ranking

In Freedom House’s 2021 global freedom analysis, Thailand scores 30 out of 100, 2 points less than last year, due to a poor performance in many aspects of political rights and civil liberties. This has brought down the country’s status from ‘Partly Free’ to ‘Not Free’.

Freedom House’s report Freedom in the World gives as reasons for the decline in status the dissolution of Future Forward Party, which the report describes as “a popular opposition party that had performed well in the 2019 elections,” and the crackdown on youth-led protests by the “military-dominated government”.

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