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Bangkok state of emergency to end

The Thai government says it will end an eight-month state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces, starting on Wednesday.

The Thai government says it will end an eight-month state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces, starting on Wednesday.

The Cabinet voted today to lift the decree imposed in April during deadly anti-government riots, saying the security situation no longer justified the strict controls.

A state of emergency allows the government to impose sweeping restrictions on civil liberties.

Critics said the decree was selectively enforced and used to harass government opponents.

Published: December 21, 2010 04:00 AM

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