Tuesday, March 24, 2015

No need to reform Thai military courts, reform agency official says

The Nation reports from Thailand:
Another NRC [National Reform Council] member, Udom Fuangfoong, who is chairman of a subcommittee on court reform, urged that his subcommittee suggest no reform for military courts. Because these courts merely scrutinised wrongdoing by soldiers, the Constitution Drafting Committee should not apply the same standards of the Courts of Justice and the Administrative Courts with the military courts, he said. [Emphasis added.]
But see http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/20/us-thailand-lesemajeste-idUSKBN0MG0E820150320 (67-year-old Thai civilian sentenced to prison by military court for anti-monarchy graffiti).

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