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Thai army threatens coup opponents with military courts

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Thai army threatens coup opponents with military courts


Protests against the military coup in Thailand have multiplied and appear to have plenty of steam driving them despite the army’s warning that anyone violating its orders would be tried in a military court.

The army has arrested dozens of politicians and leaders of six months of anti-government protests whose dispute plunged the country into an economic and social crisis. It says they will be freed within a week.

The constitution has been suspended, the last functioning legislature, the Senate, has been closed, and the media is being censored. The army seems intent on brooking no opposition, insisting on Sunday insulting the King and refusing to obey its orders will lead to arrest.

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