28 Nov '11, 1pm

Thai police to question ex-PM over protest deaths

BANGKOK: Thai police said Monday they had summoned former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy in connection with deaths during a crackdown on opposition protests in Bangkok last year. More than 90 people, mostly civilians, were killed and nearly 1,900 were wounded during the two months of rallies, which drew about 100,000 "Red Shirt" demonstrators at their peak, calling for immediate elections. The justice ministry's department of special investigation (DSI) in September said government troops were involved in the deaths of a Japanese cameraman and 12 other civilians and sent the case back to police to probe. "Our investigators have contacted Abhisit and Suthep (Thaugsuban) for questioning as witnesses as part of investigations into the deaths of 13 people killed during the protest, including the Japanese and Italian photographers," said Lieutenant General Vina...

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