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Thailand lifts martial law, brings in arbitrary detention law

The ruling junta in Thailand announced that martial law had been lifted in the country, in a statement televised on Wednesday.

Though the martial law which had been in place, since just before the military coup 10 months ago, was lifted, an amendment was made to the interim constitution to grant powers to security forces arrest and detain people without a court warrant or charge, reports Reuters.

Thailand’s military gained power on May 22 2015, ousting former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra after months of protests in Bangkok.