The head of Thailand`s military junta said today that an interim government would be set up by September, offering the most specific timeline yet on a possible transfer of power after last month`s coup.
Thousands of soldiers and police were deployed across Bangkok today, an official said, as anti-coup protesters vowed to stage flashmob rallies in several locations in defiance of an army edict banning political assemblies.
Thailand`s security forces have tracked down and detained a prominent activist who helped organise protests against last month`s military coup from comments he posted on the Internet, officials said on Friday.
Thailand`s former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and some members of her powerful business family were detained today as the military junta tightened its grip on power a day after staging a bloodless coup.
The leader of Thailand`s pro-government "red shirts" said the political group would continue its rally on the outskirts of Bangkok despite the military seizing control of the government in a coup on Thursday and telling all protest groups to disperse.
Thailand`s army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but insisted the surprise intervention was not a military coup.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych refused to step down and denounced a "coup" by protesters as the emboldened opposition took control of parliament and parts of Kiev in another dramatic turn in the three-month crisis.
Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi plans to sue the army-installed authorities over his overthrow, warning that stability will only return once their "coup" is annulled, his lawyer said Wednesday.