From The Nation:

The government will push for the temporary release of some 104 red shirts involved in minor violations related to the Bangkok unrest in April and May, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Tuesday.

After Tuesday’s lifting of emergency rule, the public prosecutors, police and the Department of Special Investigation will not oppose bail applications for those reds facing misdemeanour charges, Abhisit said, noting that the judiciary will have the final say on whether to grant bail.

The temporary release is being processed as per the recommendation of the Kanit na Nakorn panel tasked to seek the truth and reconciliation related to the unrest, he said.

If they are “minor violations”, why have they been in prison all this time?