Thai junta's opponents fret over plan to grant coup plotters amnesty

April 2, 2015 8:40 AM

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Thai junta's opponents fret over plan to grant coup plotters amnesty

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Under the new constitution being drawn up by a committee appointed by Thailand's junta and tasked with protecting the country from "parliamentary dictatorship", the architects of last year's military coup would enjoy immunity from prosecution.

Two people on the 36-member drafting committee, who declined to be named because of the secrecy surrounding the new charter, told Reuters that the article on amnesty was passed last week with little debate.

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