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Ousted Thai Prime Minister ‘Detained’ by Coup Leaders

Steve Herman Ousted Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and dozens of other political figures appear to have been detained after arriving for meetings with military leaders who took power in a coup this week. After being summoned by the army, Yingluck and others arrived at a military installation in Bangkok Friday. Military officials are quoted as confirming that Yingluck is now in custody. Thai media reports say her aides were bringing her personal effects to a military base outside Bangkok. It is not clear if the other politicians in custody have been taken to the same camp. Prayuth, the self-declared acting prime minister and ardent monarchist, was able to…