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The military have arrested and detained a red shirt suspected of participating in an anti-coup protest in June. The arrest came after the funeral of a renowned red-shirt leader.

On Sunday, four plainclothes military officers arrested Nueng Katesakul, a red shirt supporter who allegedly took part in an anti-coup protest at the Victory Monument on 28 June, on his way home from the funeral  of Apiwan Wiriyachai, the late red-shirt leader and ex-Pheu Thai Member of Parliament, on Sunday in northeastern Bangkok.

The military claimed that Nueng attempted to destroy a military vehicle during the protest in June.

According to Sasinan Thamnitinan from the Thai Lawyer for Human Rights (TLHR), who talked to the suspect, Nung was on his way home after the funeral and was arrested by four soldiers at around 8 pm. He was later brought to Phayathai Police Station for interrogation and removed to another location unknown to his family and lawyer.

The military, however, stated that he will be brought back to Phayathai Police Station at around 9 pm on Monday and a custody request will be submitted to the military court. 

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