Rights group urges Thai lawmakers to drop plan for military detention of civilians

February 13, 2015 6:06 AM

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's legislators should scrap a proposal for the military to detain civilians for up to three months with no judicial oversight, rights group Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

The measure, to be considered by the military-appointed National Legislative Assembly by the end of February, strengthens the military's wide-ranging powers, and allows army commanders to detain civilians arbitrarily, the group said.

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