Thailand lifts emergency in more cities except Bangkok

Thailand's government lifted a state of emergency in six provinces but said the special security law would remain in place in 10 others, including Bangkok.

Thailand lifts emergency in more cities except Bangkok

 

Thailand's government lifted a state of emergency in six provinces on Thursday but said the special security law would remain in place in 10 others, including Bangkok where massive anti-government protest has been for long staged.

"It will take effect today in six provinces," Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said after a meeting with the National Security Council.

The state of emergency, imposed since April to deal with anti-government protests, bans political gatherings of more than five people and gives the government powers to impose a curfew and censor media. It also gives broad powers to security forces, including the right to detain suspects without charge for 30 days.
 

Reuters

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