U.S. concerned about Thailand move on martial law: State Dept

April 1, 2015 4:40 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned that Thailand's announcement that it was lifting martial law will not accomplish objectives such as protecting freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, a representative for the U.S. State Department said.

"While we would welcome the lifting of martial law, it is important that any new security measure end the practice of trying civilians in military courts, end detention without charge, and allow individuals to freely exercise fundamental rights, including the rights of freedom of expression and peac...

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