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Thailand’s army declares martial law

Here we go. “Finally” what many expected seems to happen. The army lost a bit of its patience and declared martial law in Thailand today, Tuesday, May 20th.  What does that mean though? What is Martial Law? Here a few outlines of what marital law empowers the military to do: Take action against war or riots; Use arms to suppress unrest; Search, confiscate or occupy any premises or vehicles; Censor information; Block, search and control postal services; Activate the military court to judge on crimes within the area under martial law; Mobilise…

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