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Thai ex-education minister Chaturon denied bail

Thailand’s deposed education minister Chaturon Chaisaeng was on Wednesday night denied bail, after he was detained by soldiers during a press conference.

BANGKOK: Thailand’s deposed education minister Chaturon Chaisaeng was on Wednesday night denied bail, after he was detained by soldiers during a press conference.

Bangkok Post reported that the military court approved the investigator’s request to detain Chaturon for 12 days pending a court hearing.

Chaturon was charged with defying the junta’s summons and making public statements that may incite unrest in the nation.

The ex-minister denied the charges.

He was among those summoned by the military in the hours after it took power in a coup.

But Chaturon refused to report to the authorities and held a press conference, telling reporters that he wanted to show his opposition to the coup.

He was later marched out of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand by troops in front of stunned journalists. 

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