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Court points at military in shooting of Red Shirt activist


BANGKOK, Nov 26 – Thailand’s Criminal Court ruled today that a Red Shirt protestor, killed near the chaotic Soi Rang-nam during the 2010 political violence in Bangkok, was shot by soldiers.

The victim, identified as Channarong Ponsrila, a member of the National United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) or the Red Shirt movement, reportedly died in a shootout in front of a gas station near Soi Rang-nam, Rajprarob Road, on May 15, 2010. Then prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in the capital and assigned the order-keeping responsibility to the military-dominated Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES).

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