US report details Thai rights abuses

politics April 22, 2018 01:00

By THE SUNDAY NATION

THAILANDíS military junta remained a human rights abuser over the past year by limiting civil liberties, notably restriction of freedom of speech and assembly, according to the US State Departmentís annual report on human rights.

The report, released on Friday local time in Washington DC, said that numerous National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) decrees limiting civil liberties remained in effect during the year. NCPO Order No 3/2015, which replaced martial law in March 2015, grants the military government sweeping power to curb ďacts deemed harmful to national peace and stabilityĒ, it said.

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