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Temporary release for Sonthiyarn

The Criminal Court on Thursday rejected police's request to extend the detention of a rally leader arrested under the state of emergency.

The Court ordered police to temporarily release Sonthiyarn Chuenruethai-Naitham on February 17.

Sonthiyarn was arrested on Tuesday and police were allowed to detain him for a maximum of 30 days under Emergency decree but are required by law to request an extension every seven days.

The Court said seven days would be enough for investigation.


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