Thai PM Says to Limit Use of Martial Law, Military Courts

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday called for a reduction in the use of martial law, which has been in place nationwide since he took power in a May coup, but made no mention of plans to scrap it.
The army imposed martial law days before the coup, which it said was necessary to prevent further bloodshed after months of protests that left nearly 30 people dead.
The prime minister's comments follow mounting pressure on the military government to abandon the law, which bans all political protests and gives the military sweeping powers of arrest and detention.



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