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Monday, December 20, 2010

Thai parliament passed controversial security law

On December 20, 2007, the Thai National Legislative Assembly passed a controversial security law, days before the country's general elections. The Internal Security Bill granted the head of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) the power to bar public demonstrations, hold detainees without charge, and declare indefinite states of emergency. The original proposal was to appoint the army chief as head of the ISOC, but in response to criticism, the final version names the prime minister as head of ISOC and the army chief as second-in-command.

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