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Release of 4 rally leaders ‘justified’

Release of 4 rally leaders ‘justified’

Decision to prosecute now up to police

The Office of the Judiciary insisted on Tuesday it acted in accordance with legal procedures when it released four anti-government leaders on Monday.

Judiciary spokesman Suriyan Hongwilai said the cases had not yet entered the court system, so its decision to turn down a police request to detain the protest leaders for a third time was in line with international legal standards.

It was now up to the police whether to prosecute the four leaders, Mr Suriyan said, adding that the court had only been asked to examine the way the police had exercised their power in the case.

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