Indonesian police on Tuesday agreed to release a group of 14 Greenpeace activists, including four Thais, who were briefly detained for campaigning against use of coals in the country.
Police said the group conducted the campaign without permission as they entered Indonesia with a tourist visa. Moreover they were alleged with causing chaos during their campaign.
The Thais detained were Suthi Attchasai, a core leader of Eastern People’s Network and a member of four-party Map Ta Phut committee, two Greenpeace staffs and a Map Ta Phut villager. They are expected to arrive Bangkok on Wednesday.
Also detained and freed were activists from China, India, Philippines and Indonesia.