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Bangkok Court Rules Authorities Killed Taxi Driver In 2010 Violence

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Court rules authorities killed taxi driver victim in 2010 violence

By Digital Media

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BANGKOK, Dec 17 – The Bangkok South District Court ruled today that a taxi driver from Surin who joined an anti-government rally in the 2010 political riot in Bangkok was shot dead by the authorities.

Chatchai Chalao, 25, a native of Surin province, was the third Red Shirt protester whom the court pinpointed as victim of shooting by state authorities. The court did not give a specific identity of the shooter.

Mr Chatchai, a member of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) which led the months-long demonstration in 2010, was shot dead on Rama IV Road, opposite Lumpini Park on May 13, 2010.

It was the first ruling by the Bangkok South District Court in relation to the 2010 political upheaval. The Criminal Court earlier announced that two other victims, Pan Khamkong, a taxi driver and Charnnarong Polsrila were shot dead by soldiers under the command of the now-defunct Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Decree (CRES).

The CRES was specially set up by the then Abhisit Vejjajiva government to deal with the political demonstrations and accompanying violence which had spread widely in the capital during the time the Emergency Decree was in force.

The Attorney General has submitted 19 similar cases relating to the 2010 crisis to the Criminal Court and Bangkok South District Court. The fourth case, involving the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy on Rachaprarob Road, is pending the Criminal Court’s ruling on Thursday.

Ninety-one persons were killed during the Red Shirt (UDD) organised demonstrations. (MCOT online news)

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-- TNA 2012-12-17

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Just wondering, has any individual or group been convicted of killing security personal in relation to the 2010 violence?

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DId they found the bullet who killed him or how could they come to the conclusion that he was killed by state authorities? Kangaroo courts!!!

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It's a bit like I tell my 3 year old son, nothing is impossible and you can do what you like in TV cartoons and movies, seems there isn't much difference in the Thai legal system.

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Don't know who 'digital media" is, but they were fuzzy on some historical details.... To speak of political upheavals in generalized terms and then to erroneously suggest they were anti-Govt., does not characterize them correctly. They were not anti-government, but anti-coup..... Their principle demand affirms that.... Their demands were for an election, not the elimination of a Govt. or Prime Minister...... This is not by accident...... Some political elements wish to characterize the demonstrators as being anarchic, with no Democratic redeeming values. References to coups and such, gives these demonstrators too much validity from an Electoral democracy Point-of-view, for their liking........ One only needs to 'walk in the moccasins' of those affected by the deaths of 91 family members to fully appreciate the judicial initiatives described in this article....... A non-involved, calculated political perspective ignoring this reality, must be very troubling for these people.

When are you going to start back with your coopist remarks?
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Is it just me, or will all of these now come down the pipe quicker since AV has been "processed"?

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Is it just me, or will all of these now come down the pipe quicker since AV has been "processed"?

He may have been "processed" but he isn't yet hanged, drawn and quartered as some might wish. .

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