U.S. State Dept. urges Thailand to allow resumption of civil liberties

August 8, 2016 2:54 PM EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Monday urged Thailand to allow the resumption of civil liberties, after the country endorsed a military-backed constitution paving the way for a general election.

State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau also told a news briefing that the United States had raised concerns about the draft resolution with the Thai government.

(Reporting by Ruthy Munoz; Editing by Alan Crosby)

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