Military-imposed martial law lifted in Thailand after king approves junta request

AP , Wednesday 1 Apr 2015

Thailand's king has approved a request from the country's junta to lift martial law.

The approval was announced in a palace statement broadcast on state media late Wednesday and takes effect immediately.

Thailand's army imposed martial law two days before staging a coup 10 months ago.

The nation's coup leader has said he will invoke a special security measure in its place that critics say gives him unchecked authority over all three branches of government and absolves him of any legal responsibility for his actions.

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