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Thai Moves to End Military Trials of Civilians Draws Mixed Response

A decision by Thailand’s military government to end military trials for most civilian crimes is drawing praise and skepticism from rights activists and lawyers, who say further steps are needed, including a return of freedom of assembly. Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha issued the order ending the military court’s jurisdiction over offenses linked to internal security, sedition, and insulting the Thai Royal Family. Military control Soon after coming to power in May 2014, the...

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