On Tuesday, 300 citizens travelled 200km from Prachuap Khiri Khan province to rally in front of the Appeal Court and demand transparency in the case of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, who was assassinated on June 21, 2004. Meanwhile, hundreds of red shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship members were holding their own rally in front of the Constitution Court, part of a campaign to gather at least 20,000 names for a petition asking the National Anti-Corruption Commission to clear the entire court bench of nine judges.
These are just the two latest incidents of citizens expressing outrage against the judiciary.
It is no secret that the Thai judicial system suffers from a poor image. In Thailand's ongoing political struggle, the judiciary has been accused of being an instrument of the establishment and powerful individuals that is rife with corruption and inefficient.
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