Ex Thai Deputy PM Suthep testifies to police on Red Shirt crackdown

Ex Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Suthep Thaugsuban

Suthep Thaugsuban, ex Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, co-author of the Red Shirt crackdown in 2010 and leader of 'Bangkok Shut Down'. Photo by พีรพัฒน์ วิมลรังครัตน์ / Government of Thailand.

BANGKOK, Dec 8 – Thailand’s former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban on Thursday testified to police on the alleged crackdown on Red Shirt protesters last year, saying he was unperturbed over the case.

Mr Suthep, who supervised national security in the Abhisit Vejjajiva administration, directed the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES), the agency set up to handle the street protests mounted by the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) during April and May, 2010 after a state of emergency was imposed to maintain law and order as demonstrations turned violent.


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