Wednesday, October 22, 2014   

Thai protest leaders freed
(05-28 18:48)

Thailand's junta on Wednesday freed leaders of the "Red Shirt'' movement allied to the civilian government ousted in a recent coup, after holding them without charge for nearly a week.
Key members of the protest group walked out of an army facility in Bangkok, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.
The army has said people who have been detained and released since the military takeover must sign a document promising to cease political activity.
Thida Thavornseth, a core Red Shirt leader, was among four senior members seen leaving the military building, none of whom gave any comment to the media.
She was detained last week, along with former premiers Yingluck Shinawatra and Abhisit Vejjajiva, during a meeting supposedly aimed at bringing Thailand's warring political factions together that ended dramatically with the army seizing power.
Jatuporn Prompan, who was shown on national television late Tuesday being held at an undisclosed army facility, was also released, according to his official Facebook page. --AFP   
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