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Bangkok Protest: DSI says shooting of Japanese photographer still unclear

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The head of the Department of Special Investigation disputed claims yesterday by a Pheu Thai MP adisputed claims a red-shirt activist made to the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok on the death of a Japanese photographer during the anti-government rallies earlier this year.

DSI director-general Tharit Pengdit, as chief investigator into the shooting, said initial verification found the version of events claimed by Pheu Thai MP Jatuporn Promphan did not match the DSI’s findings and could not have been leaked by it.

Jatuporn had claimed leaked DSI reports to the Royal Thai Police had revealed the Japanese cameraman was shot by a military officer.

Tharit said the DSI’s investigation into the deaths had not finished and it was too soon to conclude who were the wrongdoers. Pre-judgement of the case would only cause society damage.


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