Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

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Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks at the start of his first press conference since Thursday's coup Monday, May 26 , 2014. Thailand's coup leader said Monday that the country's king had officially endorsed him to run the nation after the armed forces seized power last week. The announcement came one day after the junta warned protesters it was ready to crackdown on civilian opposition to its takeover. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

BANGKOK (AP) — An aide to former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she has been released from military custody.

The aide said Yingluck was freed Monday and has returned to her home.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Yingluck had been summoned by the army and held at an undisclosed location without a telephone since Friday following Thailand's military coup.