US: Thai coup repressive, likely to last

June 24, 2014 8:52 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Thailand's recent military takeover is more repressive and likely to endure longer than the last military coup eight years ago, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

The top diplomat for Southeast Asia, Scot Marciel, voiced concern over censorship of media and the Internet and detentions and intimidation of hundreds of political figures, academics, journalists, online commentators and peaceful protesters.

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