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Thai Troops Deployed Throughout Bangkok to Prevent Anti-Coup Demonstrations

BBC – Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed around the Thai capital, Bangkok, to try to prevent anti-coup protesters from gathering.

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Thailand: Coup Leader Says No Elections to be Held for at Least One Year

BBC – The leader of Thailand’s military coup has said elections will not be held for more than a year, to allow time for political reconciliation and reform.

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Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra Freed from Custody

CNN – Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is no longer in military custody, according to a highly placed source in the junta that took over Thailand in a coup d’etat last week.

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Thailand Crackdown Continues After Military Coup

BBC – Thailand: Military has ordered 35 more people, including prominent academics, to report to them by Saturday afternoon as the post-coup crackdown continues.

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Thai Crown Prince Takes Refuge in Five Star Hampshire hotel

DAILY MAIL – While his country is reeling from a military coup, the heir to the throne of Thailand is hiding out in a five-star hotel in a quiet village in Hampshire.

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US Suspends Aid to Thailand in Wake of Military Coup

BBC – The US has suspended $3.5m (£2.1m) in military aid to Thailand and urged the country’s army to restore civilian rule “immediately”. Washington also urged tourists to cancel trips and halted non-essential visits by US government officials.

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Thai Tourism Expected to Experience Severe Downturn in Wake of Military Coup

CNN – In most capital cities, waking up to images of armed soldiers, military vehicles and blockades on the streets, as the army gears up for what it would later declare a coup, might be cause for alarm.

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Thai Military Takes Over in Yet Another Coup

CNN – Thailand is now under military control — with its Thai military chief in power, its constitution tossed, its political leaders detained, its citizens under martial law — thanks to a coup that capped months of unrest.

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