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This is the Thailand-focused blog of Robert Amsterdam, an international lawyer and founding partner of the law firm Amsterdam & Peroff.  The blog is authored by Amsterdam and a handful of editors, however the information, statements, and opinions stated here are in no way attributable to clients of Amsterdam & Peroff or any other parties unless explicitly stated. Robert Amsterdam is retained by the former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra, and has been assigned as international defense council to several members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), popularly known as the “Red Shirts.”