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Thailand must revoke abusive martial law powers says HRW

The Thai military should immediately revoke abusive martial law powers, end censorship and release all people who have been arbitrarily detained, said Human Rights Watch in a statement released today.

“Military rule has thrown Thailand’s rights situation into free fall. The army is using draconian martial law powers to detain politicians, activists, and journalists, to censor media, and to ban all public gatherings. This rolling crackdown needs to come to an end immediately,” said the Human Rights Watch Asia director, Brad Adams.