Thai army detains 160 Muslims without charge

The Thai army has detained 160 Muslims, including six women, without charge in a series of raids in south, a spokesman says.

Thai army detains 160 Muslims without charge
The Thai army has detained 160 Muslims, including six women, without charge in a series of raids in south, a spokesman says.

The detainees were taken for questioning to an army camp in Pattani, one of three provinces in the Malay-speaking region.

Colonel Acra Tiproch said the detainees, who can be kept without charge for 28 days under an emergency law, would be freed if found not to have been involved in the violence but DNA samples would be kept on record.

Acra claimed he believed about a quarter of the detainees were subject to arrest warrants and would be charged and those found to support or sympathise with the insurgency would go through a re-education camp.

The raids occurred last week in Yala and Narathiwat in the hilly jungles along the Malaysian border.

Last Mod: 25 Haziran 2007, 19:39
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