Brussels, 02/04/2015
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Statement

Statement by the Spokesperson on developments in Thailand

"The EU has repeatedly called for martial law to be lifted and the democratic process to be restored in Thailand. The replacement of martial law by Order Number 3/2015 does not bring Thailand closer to democratic and accountable government. 

Military courts should not be used to try civilians. As a friend and partner of Thailand, the EU reiterates that the rule of law and the protection and promotion of human rights should underpin progress towards full restoration of democratic governance in Thailand."