Members of the Thai army take part in Thailand's National Armed Forces Day at the Thai Army 11th Infantry Regiment in Bangkok, Thailand January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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Thai authorities arrested a group of activists wanted for attempting to demonstrate against the military last month, police said Thursday, the latest arrest of dissidents in the junta-ruled country.Soldiers detained one student activist from the New Democracy opposition group late Wednesday and police arrested a further three members of the group Thursday.Sirawith Seritiwat, a student leader, said he was whisked away from a university campus north of Bangkok Wednesday.He and the three other activists detained Thursday are wanted by police for attempting to protest against alleged corruption in an army-built park.Colonel Winthai Suvaree, a spokesman for the junta, denied authorities mistreated Sirawith.
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