Thai junta pressuring opponents into silence

The restrictions were confirmed Wednesday by both the army and detainees it has held incommunicado for a week, who said they were freed only after signing a form agreeing not to say or do anything that could stir conflict.

The army, which is still holding top officials in the ousted government, has summoned 253 people, mostly politicians, scholars, journalists and activists seen as critical of the regime. Roughly 70 are still in custody, 53 have failed to show up, and about 130 have been released, said a spokesman for the junta, Col. Weerachon Sukhondhapatipak. Video and full story
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Caption: A protester displays how his rights were violated during an anti-coup demonstration at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Thailand's new military junta aired videos Wednesday on television stations nationwide showing some of the prominent political figures it has detained as part of an effort to convince the public that detainees in army custody are being treated well. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

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