Nine Taiwanese released in Thailand’s amnesty for over 30,000 prisoners

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/10
By: Liu Te-tsang and Kuo Chung-han

Bangkok, April 10 (CNA) Nine Taiwanese nationals were among more than 30,000 prisoners given amnesty by Thailand’s authorities to mark

the 60th birthday of Princess Sirindhorn on April 2, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Thailand told CNA.

The TECO in Thailand was notified by the Thai administration that nine Republic of China nationals were on the amnesty list, it said, adding that it has helped them do the necessary paperwork in 90 days so that they can be released.

Some 170 Taiwanese are currently jailed in Thailand’s prison, with a majority of them – 87 – implicated in drug-related offenses.

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