Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is likely to face another murder charge after court has ruled that an Italian journalist died from authority’s bullets during 2010 political violence. The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is likely to add additional charges against Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban as the two were already charged in other murder cases in his capacity as prime minister while Suthep was then deputy prime minister and director of the dissolved Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES), Wannapong Kotcharag, DSI deputy director general said on Thursday. In the latest ruling of the Criminal Court over deaths during the 2010 demonstration in Bangkok, the court ruled on Wednesday that Italian journalist Fabio Polenghi was killed by a bullet fired by the security forces. The court concluded that the authorities were responsible for the Italian journalist’s death, although the person who fired the gun could not be identified. The CRES ordered the crackdown on anti-establishment “red-shirt ” protesters, during he April May 2010 demonstration, resulting in 92 people died (Source).
- Shot that killed Italian journalist, Fabio Polenghi, came from Army’s side, said court (thaishortnews.wordpress.com)
- About 30,000 to 50,000 Red Shirts at Rajprasong for clampdown anniversary (thaishortnews.wordpress.com)
- Abhisit & Suthep, at the DSI, heard additional murder charge on them (thaishortnews.wordpress.com)
- More murder charge levied on Abhisit and Suthep, this time premeditated murder of a boy (thaishortnews.wordpress.com)
- Thai Court: Troops Killed Italian Reporter (voanews.com)
- Thai court: Troops responsible for Italian reporter’s death (worldbulletin.net)