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7 protest leaders freed from custody in Thailand

Seven leaders of a protest movement seeking to unseat Thailand’s government were freed from police custody Friday just hours after turning themselves in on criminal charges, as other opponents of the prime minister called for his resignation or a military coup. The leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy surrendered after a court on Thursday dropped insurrection charges against them but retained charges of inciting a public disturbance and illegal assembly, which carry prison terms of up to seven and three years respectively. Two other leaders of the alliance who had earlier been apprehended by police, Chamlong Srimuang and Chaiwat Sinsuwong, were freed Thursday. All were released on the guarantees of senators in lieu of bail. Full Story

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