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Court acquit Abhisit and Suthep of murder charges in red-shirt crackdown

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Armored car prepares to assault the Red Shirt barricade near Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok

A armored car Type-85 AFV prepares to assault the Red Shirt barricade near Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok. Photo: Roland Dobbins.


The Criminal Court this morning dismissed the murder charges brought against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, Suthep Thaugsuban, for ordering a military crackdown on red-shirt protesters during their protests from April to May 19, 2010.

The crackdown led to the killing of Mr Pan Kampong, a taxi driver from Yasothon, 14-year old Kunakorn Srisuwan and Mr Samorn Maithong, a passenger van driver.

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