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PDRC members tell their time in military lock-up

Pictures posted on Facebook by PDRC spokeman Akanat Promphan, far left, after he was freed by the military.

Pictures posted on Facebook by PDRC spokeman Akanat Promphan, far left, after he was freed by the military.

MEMBERS of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) freed on Monday from several days of military detention after acknowledging sedition charges are now telling the world of the experience on social media.

Taya Teepsuwan posted on her Facebook page on Monday evening about her detention.

She said she had now arrived home after four days in military custody. She posted that "life in the military camp" had been another valuable experience.

In the post she said she couldn't take in any luggage except one lipstick. Soldiers supplied the detainees with soap, toothbrushes, and mosquito nets but forbade them to use any communication devices.

"It's a body and mind training [exercise] to stay in a new place without prior notice," Taya posted.

Other PDRC leaders were released from the military compound on Monday.

PDRC spokesman Akanat Promphan posted his family pictures on his Instagram: @akanat_promphan and Facebook page that "family is the most important [for] moral support. Thank you and miss the Great Mass of People's family."

Akanat's mother Srisakul Promphan also posted her son's picture on her Facebook page, saying she had not "seen King [Akanat's nickname] smile like this [for a] long time. He also has a moustache maybe, the military house had no shaver."

Taya's husband Nataphol Teep-suwan also posted on his Facebook page that this was the first time he had returned home without contacting his children for four days.

Yesterday was also the 15th wedding anniversary of Taya and Nataphol, and she posted: "Happy anniversary to my lovely husband. I'm glad to be sharing my life with you na ja. Fifteen years have passed and many more loving, exciting and precious times [are] to come ja."

Chitpas Kridakorn posted that she was missing all PDRC supporters. She posted on Instagram a picture of her hugging her mother after she arrived home.

Anchalee Paireerak told of her daily life after she had been freed from the military house. Her post included pictures of her having meals with her friends.

Last Thursday, PDRC and red-shirt leaders, Pheu Thai and Democrat representatives and government representatives reported for a meeting chaired by General Prayuth Chan-ocha. They found themselves in the army's custody after the coup was declared.






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