And on Friday, it detained his sister, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was forced from office earlier this month by a controversial court verdict for abuse of power, which she denies.
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"During the past five years, it is obvious that the coup was unable to solve any problems," Mrs. Yingluck told the Bangkok Post. "It only inflicted extreme pain on my family."
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