92 Thais detainees allowed visitors again

national September 18, 2012 00:00

By THE NATION

Myanmar authorities will allow relatives to visit today the 92 Thais arrested on July 4 on charges ranging from illegal entry and farming without permits to possessing war weapons. Officials allowed relatives to visit the detainees for the first time on A



This time, the authorities are only allowing one visitor per detainee between 9am and noon Myanmar time. The relatives will first have to meet Myanmar officials at 7am at a pier in tambon Paknum in Ranong’s Muang district to fill in paperwork before heading to Koh Song at 8am.

Each detainee has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for illegal entry, and in a separate trial, nine were given an additional seven years in jail for possessing weapons.

 

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