Release of 8 out of 13 anti-coup protesters arrested in Bangkok

Since May 23, the military junta has arrested 13 anti-coup protesters during protests in Bangkok. Four of them are still detained at the Crime Suppression Division (CSD), one has been sent to detention at a military camp and eight protesters have been released. 
The protesters were arrested during the protests on May 23, 24 and 25 at two protest sites, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), and McDonald’s Ratchaprasong branch. 
During the protest in front of the BACC near Siam Square on Friday May 23, four men were arrested: Thanapol Eawsakul, theSame Sky Magazine editor, a medical student, a 25-year-old activist who has campaigned for amendment of Article 112, and a 49-year-old newspaper carrier. The medical student was released on May 24. Thanapol was sent to detention at a military camp because he was on the junta’s summons list. The rest have not been released. 
Six men were arrested during a protest at the BACC on Saturday May 24. They were all released on the evening of May 26 on condition that they sign a document agreeing to stop all political activities.



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