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<p>A decade after Thailand&rsquo;s deadly crackdown against anti-government protesters, accountability for the political massacre remains elusive, said rights organisations on its tenth anniversary.</p>
By Protection International |
<p>As the military crackdown on the &lsquo;Red Shirt&rsquo; protests, which killed at least 94 persons and injured at least 2,000 people, sees its 10th&nbsp;year anniversary on 19 May 2020, Phayao Akhad, a Woman Human Rights Defender, the mother of a nurse&nbsp;who&nbsp;was&nbsp;brutally killed&nbsp;by the military in 2020, is still tirelessly seeking for justice despite facing threats, intimidation and legal reprisals by reason of her struggle for justice.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Progressive Movement, a group formed by former members of the now-dissolved Future Forward Party (FFP), claimed that they are behind the <a href="">mysterious messages</a> which appeared on Sunday night (10 May) at key locations of the May 2010 crackdown on the Red Shirt protests. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence is seeking legal action against those responsible.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Thai netizens have been posting pictures of mysterious messages projected onto key locations of the May 2010 crackdown on the Red Shirt protests. The messages appeared during Sunday night (10 May), while the hashtag &ldquo;#FindingTruth&rdquo; (&ldquo;#ตามหาความจริง&rdquo;) trended on Twitter.</p>
<div dir="ltr"> <p>Most evidence indicates that a Japanese cameraman and two other red shirts who died during violence in April-May 2010 were shot by the military.</p> <p>Bangkok’s Southern Criminal Court on Tuesday started another round of hearings on the deaths of Hiroyuki Muramoto, a Reuters cameraman, and Wasan Phutai and Todsachai Maekngamfa, two anti-establishment red-shirt protesters, who were shot dead during the violent military crackdown on red-shirt protests on 10 April 2010.</p> </div>
<p>The Red Shirts, also known as the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), gathered on May 19th at Ratchaprasong intersection from the early morning to late at night to commemorate the third anniversary of the 2010 military crackdown.</p> <p></p>
<p>Some of the last photographs taken by photo-journalist <a href=" polenghi">Fabio Polenghi</a>, who was shot and killed on 19 May 2010 in Bangkok during the government crackdown on red-shirt protests, have been put on exhibition by his sister. &nbsp;The court will deliver its verdict on the inquest into his death on 29 May.&nbsp;</p>
<p>On 29 April, the Criminal Court began an inquest into the deaths of Mana Saenprasoetsi and Phonsawan Nakhachai who were shot at Bon Kai on Rama IV Rd on 15 May 2010 when the Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation was cracking down on red-shirt protests.</p> <p></p>
<p>The political violence of April 10, 2010 resulted in a total of 26 deaths: 21 civilians and five soldiers (details below). Most of them died on two main spots, Kokwua intersection on Tanao Road and Dinso Road.</p> <p></p>
<p>The South Bangkok Criminal Court has scheduled 25 March to give its ruling on the Central World arson case during the political unrest on 19 May 2010.</p>
<p>On 20 Dec, the Criminal Court delivered its ruling on the inquest into the death of 12-year-old Khunakorn Srisuwan, nicknamed Isa, saying that the boy was killed by a bullet fired by security officers performing their duty under the orders of the Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation.</p>