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Sister of Italian photographer killed in 2010 political riots satisfied with Thai govt compensation

BANGKOK, 25 May 2012 (NNT) – A sister of late Italian photojournalist Fabio Polenghi, who died in political violence in 2010 in Thailand, has said she was pleased with the government’s assistance for her family.

Ms. Elisabetta Polenghi said she wanted her brother’s death to remind people of how important the press freedom is in the society. She has reportedly made her intention known to the Thai government that she wanted to raise this awareness in her own campaign.

Mr. Fabio Polenghi was killed during the crack down on protestors on May 19, 2010. The government has financially compensated families of the deaths and any disabilities caused by the incident. Relatives of the dead and the injured who were present at the ceremony said they were satisfied with how the government had approached the issue.

A native to Suphanburi province, Mrs. Jarunee Khunpimol, said she traveled to Bangkok from her home town to receive the money on behalf of her son Sergeant Patima Khunpimol who has become disabled since the May crackdown. She earlier received 100,000 baht in compensation while her son’s wife has been recruited into the Army as part of the compensation scheme.

Read more: NNT

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