Security officers detained 20 people of Banang Sata District of the Deep Southern Province of Yala, Wartani, a local media based in Pattani, reported at 3 pm on 4 January 2018.
The 20 were taken to the 41st Military Ranger Division in Raman District of Yala.
In the violence-plagued southernmost provinces of Thailand — composed of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat and four districts of Songkhla — the authorities can detain citizens without charge for up to 37 days under the Emergency Decree and Internal Security Act. Special security laws have been in force in the region for more than a decade.
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