The National Council for Peace and Order is considering requests for permission to travel abroad as former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra prepares to celebrate his birthday in Paris on July 26.
The requests do not mention the party, but the junta's head of legal and judicial affairs, Gen Paiboon Khumchaya, said their intentions were obvious. He did not reveal the identity of those making the travel requests.
Many of Thaksin's political allies and anti-coup activists are among those the junta has detained, questioned and barred from travelling overseas since the coup on May 22 because of fears they will hold political events or incite unrest.
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