Ten people have been arrested by the army in Thailand while charges have been filed against those behind a Facebook page which criticised the military-backed draft constitution.

It is not known if the arrests are linked to the charges brought by election commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn against members of a Facebook group based in Thailand’s northeastern province of Khon Kaen.

The Thai Army ousted the democratically elected government of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in May 2014 after months of political turmoil.

A supporter rides past a sign showing ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her brother Thaksin, who were both ousted by military coups. Thailand’s military is touchy about criticism of its new draft constitution

The Bangkok Post newspaper reported that those arrested had been taken to army bases and would be held there for a week for what was sinisterly referred to as ‘attitude adjustment’.

Eight people were detained in Bangkok and two in the city of Khon Kaen, which is in the Isan region.

Isan is the stronghold of Yingluck and her brother, the former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted by another military coup in 2006.

After the 2014 coup General Prayut Chan-ocha, head of the Thai army, took over as prime minister and set up a National Council for Peace and Order.

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