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Thailand protests 2008: Anti-riot victims win lawsuit

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Thai police at Ratchadamnoen PAD Protest

Thai police at Ratchadamnoen PAD Protest. Photo: Craig Martell.

The Central Administrative Court yesterday ordered that compensation be paid to the 250 people injured in a violent police crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2008 during the Somchai Wongsawat government’s tenure.

The court ordered the Royal Thai Police and the Prime Minister’s Office – the two defendants named in the lawsuit filed by the 250 plaintiffs – to pay compensation to them ranging from Bt8,900 to Bt5.1 million.

Read more: The Nation

By The Nation

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