Thai Coup Leaders Free Ousted PM —Sort of
Yingluck Shinawatra reportedly under house arrest
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2014 9:35 AM CDT
A protester raises arms in front of soldiers with riot shields during an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha in Thailand's ruling junta warned people...   (Sakchai Lalit)

(Newser) – Deposed Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been released from military detention by coup leaders, reports CNN, two days after she was ordered to surrender. Her situation isn't entirely clear, however, with a source telling the AP that while Yingluck is no longer being held in an army camp, she is still under military control, and "she has not been freed to go home." A junta source tells CNN that she has been asked to "help us maintain peace and order and not to get involved with protesters or any political movement." A spokesman for coup leaders, meanwhile, blamed democracy for having caused "losses" in the country. Anti-coup protests gripped Bangkok for a third day.









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kawahchan
May 25, 2014 12:03 PM CDT
(R) 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: THANK YOU to Thai military (coup) to re-install the Thailand's Public Safety to every citizens and foreigners (tourists). Americans (Republicans) urge Thai people -- NO ONE in Thailand should be left behind, the Thai military (coup) save the Thai Kingdom and the nation: 1) Americans (Republicans) WANT the mainstream Thai-Chinese economic structure unchanged. 2) Americans (Republicans) WANT the Northern Thai-farmers (rice-farmers) will sit down with Thai government to discuss a temporary "Reasonable Fixed Price" to stable the Thai Agricultural Economic Growth. (Don't worry about the Hong Kong's residents (and consumers) how and what they afford their daily Thai-rice meals). FORGET the damn liar, corrupt Yingluck Shinawatra's lying broken promise of rice subsidy. 3) If Thai-military/government request, American PEACE CORPS are willing to send American public universities' "Student Teaching" to Southern Thailand (the poor Southern Muslims district) to train vocational courses (Industry & Technology). 4) This is not democratic demonstration, UNACCEPTABLE trouble makers Obama's and John Kerry's "bs" boloney, NO Red-Shirts extremists should throw Thaksin's grenades to the innocent residents on streets to protest against the Thai-military's Public Safety to keep Thailand in order.
Hey_Dudes
May 25, 2014 10:17 AM CDT
Gosh, the lady was not even corrupt and tried doing her job as elected by the majority of Thais. So why even hold her when it was the street mob protesting well over 6 months disrupting people's lives occupying government offices who should all be rotting in jails now? Perhaps if the military hasn't move in as they did, this minority noisy mob group would again - be inside the international airport to disrupt and strand thousands of passengers like they did last time.