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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand issues arrest warrant for anti-coup group spokesman

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thailand’s military court has issued an arrest warrant for the spokesman of an anti-coup group over alleged arms offences, an accusation firmly rejected ... Western country as attempts to take on the regime within Thailand are stifled. “The military court on Friday night issued arrest warrants for four people, including Jakrapob, for links with war ...

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    Russian gang boss wanted since 1990s arrested in Thailand

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:15pm by AFP

    ... police on Monday south of Bangkok. At the time of his arrest, the burly 52-year-old was in possession of a false passport and had acquired a retirement visa, according to immigration officials. ... issued an arrest warrant for Matusov over the murder of four members of a rival gang in 1996. He first entered Thailand in 2009 and left before returning on a fake Armenian passport. ...

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    Arrests as soldiers and police curb Thailand anti-coup flashmobs

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 09:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thai police arrested seven anti-coup protesters after a flashmob rally held on Sunday outside a Bangkok shopping centre in defiance of thousands of security ... photographed five people taking part, we followed them and arrested them later,” said deputy national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung, adding they were handed over to the military. He said two other ...

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    Anti-coup protest organiser Sombat tracked via web and arrested in Thailand

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:20pm by Reuters

    ... in to the military authorities after being summoned following the coup. He managed to post a final status update on Facebook saying: "I have been arrested." He had helped organise protests via ... to a military court in prison garb and handcuffs yesterday so the authorities could extend his detention after he failed to turn himself in when summoned. He was remanded until June 20. He was arrested ...

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    Protesting Thai reader of Orwell's 1984 dragged off by police in Bangkok

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Man arrested for reading Orwell novel Police in Thailand yesterday arrested eight people for demonstrating against the nation's increasingly repressive military junta, including a man dragged away by undercover officers for reading a copy of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The arrest was the first known case of anyone being detained ...

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    Rape and murder of girl, 13, on Thai train sparks calls for capital punishment

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:37am

    ... transportation do not occur very often in Thailand, but this case shows that there are loopholes in the system’s security which allowed the offender to commit the crimes,” Napanwut said. The man arrested ... signatures within one day. Thailand’s army ousted an elected civilian government in May. “The offenders, once arrested and sentenced, usually get pardoned and released from jail. And when they get ...

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    Thai anti-government leader arrested but quickly wins bail

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:04pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Court quickly grants bail to government opponent accusedof insurrection Protest leader arrested in Thailand Thai police said yesterday that they had arrested ... police arrested Sakhontee Phattiyagul on Friday night at one of Bangkok's two international airports upon his return from a trip to the United States, said Tharit Pengdit, director general ...

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    Thai elections to take place in October 2015, says junta leader

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:47pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... political reforms before elections. It has quashed most dissent, threatening or arresting critics of the coup. Prayuth said the national reform council will consider political, economic, social, ...

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    Thai junta spreads ‘happiness’ with free World Cup broadcasts

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... areas. The time difference with Brazil means most of the World Cup matches will be played during the midnight-4 am period when venturing outside can lead to arrest. The curfew has been lifted ... penned by the usually stern-faced army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha. At the same time authorities have cracked down on dissent, arresting anti-coup protesters and detaining key supporters ...

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    Thai anti-junta protesters enlist Hunger Games salute as act of defiance

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Junta opponents risk arrest by flashing three-finger sign from film Hunger Games salute act of defiance Opponents of Thailand's military coup are risking arrest by flashing the three-finger salute from the Hunger Games movies to defy a junta that has banned all public protests. The gesture has become the unofficial symbol of resistance ...




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