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Former PM Somchai Acquitted by Supreme Court

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Somchai Wongsawat

Somchai Wongsawat, former Prime Minister of Thailand.

BANGKOK — The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted former prime minister Somchai Wongsawat of malfeasance, clearing him of allegations he overstepped his power by ordering a 2008 crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Other defendants include former PM Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, who served as deputy PM at the time, and former police commissioner Patcharawat Wongsuwan, a younger brother of the current deputy junta chief, Prawit Wongsuwan.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English

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