Martial Law 2014

21 May 2014
  The Thai Army issued an order under Martial Law at around 8 pm on Tuesday, prohibiting media from interviewing anyone other than current civil servants, which may “bring about conflict, distortion (of fact), and cause confusion to society, which may lead to violence.”
21 May 2014
  Thailand: Imposition of martial law is unnecessary, disproportionate, and illegal   Paris, Bangkok, 20 May 2014 - The Thai Army’s imposition of martial law is an unnecessary, disproportionate, and illegal measure that pushes Thailand further away from a political solution to the ongoing turmoil, FIDH and its member organization Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) said today.   The two organizations urged the immediate l
20 May 2014
  General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, signed Announcement No. 1/2557 [2014] of the Royal Thai Army, on the matter of the promulgatเon of the Martial Law Act, on 20 May 2557 [2014]. Following examination, it is the view of the Khana Nitirat that the aforementioned announcement of the Royal Thai Army is unconstitutional and illegal. This is the case for the following reasons:   1.
20 May 2014
  The Thai Army on Tuesday at around 7 pm issued an order under martial law, prohibiting social media users from posting comments which incite conflict and violence, and ordered the temporary shutdown of four more media outlets. 
20 May 2014
  The Thammasat University law scholars group Nitirat has called on the government to revoke martial law which was declared by the army early on Tuesday morning, saying that the law was declared arbitrarily without the approval of HM the King. 

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