Thai junta returns nat'l security cases to civilian courts

September 12, 2016 2:11 PM

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BANGKOK – Thailand's ruling military junta has ordered that national security cases be judged in civilian courts, two years after placing such matters in military courts.

The junta decreed soon after its May 2014 takeover from an elected government that military courts would judge national security cases, which included defamation of the monarchy, sedition, possession of explosives and violations of the junta's orders.

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