DSI to officially file charges of premeditated murder against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva

After several court cases, saying civilians were killed by the military during the 2010 crack-down on protesters, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has decided to officially file charges of premeditated murder against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban. DSI director general Tarit Pengdith said a tripartite committee, comprising the attorney general, police and DSI, agreed that the two Democrat Party executives were responsible for the deaths of Pan Kamkong and Kunakorn Srisuwan, and the injury of Samorn Maithong, who joined a political rally in Bangkok in 2010. The military was responsible for the suppression against demonstrators under an order of the defunct Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) under the supervision of Mr Abhisit and Mr Suthep, the then-deputy prime minister. Mr Tarit said the two politicians violated the Criminal Law in the premeditated murders. Though it was clear that victims were killed and injured by military personnel, it could not be pinpointed as yet who the specific shooters were, he said. He said the DSI will summon Mr Abhisit and Mr Suthep to the Attorney General’s Executive Director Office on Wednesday. (Source)

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