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Thai PM, 12 others sued for ‘attempted murder’

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BANGKOK, July 22 – An independent reporter on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and other 12 persons for attempted murder and mayhem in the army’s security operation to retake the anti-government Red Shirt rally site at Khok Wua intersection on April 10.

Bodin Watcharobol, who described himself as an independent reporter, asked Udom Prongfa, personal legal adviser of the fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to file a suit against Prime Minister Abhisit and other 12 persons at Criminal Court.

Among the 12 named are Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, director of the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES), Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, army chief Gen Anupong Paochinda, CRES spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd and acting government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn.

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