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Thailand coup: Yingluck reportedly detained at army camp outside of capital

Published on May 24, 2014 10:16 AM
Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pauses as she addresses reporters in Bangkok on May 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (AFP) - The whereabouts of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is unknown after she was detained by the military that seized power in a coup.

"It is confirmed that she was detained by the military since she reported to the junta yesterday," a source in her Puea Thai party said on Saturday.

"We are unsure of her whereabouts because the military confiscated her mobile phones and those of her aides," said the source, who was present when Ms Yingluck answered a call to report to the army on Friday.

The Bangkok Post quoted military and other sources as saying Ms Yingluck was taken to another unspecified army installation.

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