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92 Thais detainees allowed visitors again

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 August 9.

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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