Thai coup leaders summon academics, journalists

May 25, 2014 12:08 AM

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Thai coup leaders summon academics, journalists

The junta, which is already holding most of the government it ousted in a coup Thursday in secret locations against their will, said it would keep former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and others in custody for up to a week to give them “time to think” and keep the country calm.

Two days after the army seized power in the nation’s first coup in eight years, it also faced scattered protests that came amid growing concern over the junta’s intentions. Also Saturday, the military dissolved the Senate — the last functioning democratic institution left, and absorbed its legislati...

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