Thai military detains former PM

2014-05-23 16:06
Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul, AFP).

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul, AFP).

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Bangkok - Thailand's military government detained on Friday former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and members of her family after summoning her and other ministers for talks a day after the military seized power from her caretaker government.

"We have detained Yingluck, her sister and brother-in-law," a senior military officer told Reuters. The two relatives have held top political posts.

"We will do so for not more than a week, that would be too long. We just need to organise matters in the country first," said the officer, who declined to say where Yingluck was being held.

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