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By Prachatai |
The Supreme Court on Monday (10 July) sentenced Tharit Pengdit, former Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), to 2 years in prison on charges of abuse of power and malfeasance filed against him for his investigation of the 2010 crackdown against the Red Shirts.
<p dir="ltr">The Supreme Court has accepted a lawsuit against a former government investigator who dared to accuse Abhisit and Suthep of murder for ordering the bloody military crackdown on anti-establishment red-shirt protesters in 2010.</p>
<p>The Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation officially approved the use of snipers during its crackdown on the red shirts in 2010, according to one of its own classified documents, despite the Army Chief&rsquo;s recent &lsquo;no snipers&rsquo; claim.</p>
By Reporters Without Borders |
<p>Reporters Without Borders deplores Department of Special Investigation director-general Tharit Pengdit&rsquo;s suggestion that the investigation into Japanese cameraman Hiroyuki Muramoto&rsquo;s death could be delegated to his employer, the Reuters news agency.</p>