[JURIST] Thailand's new military junta leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha [BBC profile], announced on Thursday the military has seized control of the country and suspended its constitution. Chan-ocha became the leader of Thailand's army in 2010 and has proclaimed an interest in keeping the army neutral, but over the years his ties to the political system have strengthened. The general issued a televised statement in which he stated [Guardian report] the takeover was necessary "in order for the country to return...

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