May 22, 2014 / 2:12 PM / 4 years ago

U.N. fears rights curbed after Thai army coup

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office voiced deep concern at the Thai army coup on Thursday and said that martial law and military orders being imposed may infringe on fundamental freedoms.

“We remind the authorities of Thailand’s obligations under international human rights law...which strictly limit the application of emergency powers. We urge the authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure the fundamental human rights are respected,” U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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