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Rights groups have urged Thailand's military rulers to probe allegations a 'Red Shirt' activist was tortured during her near one-month detention by soldiers after the coup.
Supporters of Thailand's military junta are trying to hijack a gesture used by demonstrators opposed to last month's coup, saying the salute signifies the ills of the deposed government.
Thailand's junta said that it was scrapping a curfew in three major beach resorts to woo back tourists in the wake of last month's military coup.
A senior Thai general has rejected reports the army planned to rid the kingdom of the influence of controversial former premier Thaksin Shinawatra years before it seized power in May.
Thai junta has warned that anti-coup protesters who flash the Hunger Games salute could be arrested.
Foreign tourists navigating Bangkok's temples lamented the taming effect of a military coup on the city's rowdy nightlife but otherwise shrugged off any safety fears despite warnings by foreign governments.
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