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Former Thai PM Abhisit rejects murder charges in 2010 turmoil

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BANGKOK, March 24 – Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva today denied all allegations against him in connection with his government’s crackdown on demonstrators in the 2010 political upheaval.

The Attorney General charged him and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban with premeditated murder in ordering the now-dissolved Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) to reclaim Ratchadamnoen Road – the government office area, and Ratchaprasong intersection – the capital’s most significant shopping zone – which had been occupied by protesters during April-May 2010.

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