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Thai military detains ousted leaders for 'up to a week'

The military junta will detain former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and ousted government leaders for up to one week, the army said Saturday, tightening its grip over the country following a coup that has provoked an international outcry.

Briefing the media for the first time since seizing power Thursday, the military junta declined to specify where the detainees were held but said they were in no danger, as sporadic protests flared in Bangkok.

"They will be detained for up to one week depending on how directly they were involved (in Thailand’s political turmoil)," army spokesman Colonel Winthai Suvaree told reporters.

AFP




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