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Last four detained protesters to be released

Human rights lawyer Anon Nampa speaks during a rally at Sanam Luang on Sept 19. (Photo by Amornthep Chotchalermpong)

The Criminal Court has thrown out detention requests for four activists who remained in jail after they were behind bars for almost 20 days.

They will be released at midnight on Monday and their lawyer assured they would not be detained in other cases.

The four were Anon Nampha, Ekkachai Hongkangwan, Somyout Prueksakaemsuk and Suranart Panprasert, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights.

All, except Mr Suranart, are detained at Bangkok Remand Prison. Mr Suranart is at Bang Kwang Prison.

Mr Anon faced multiple charges including sedition of which penalty is up to seven years in jail. Mr Somyot was charged for his role in the Sept 19 rally at Thammasat and Sanam Luang.

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