01 Mar '11, 5am

Activists fear Thai 'whitewash' in cameraman probe

Activists fear Thai 'whitewash' in cameraman probe

BANGKOK: A press freedom group on Tuesday raised concerns of a "whitewash" after a Thai government agency suggested the military did not shoot a Japanese cameraman during rallies in Bangkok last April. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said there were "inconsistencies" in the investigation after the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) said Hiroyuki Muramoto, of the Reuters news agency, was not killed by army bullets. The DSI, which is under the justice ministry, had earlier said government troops might have been responsible for the cameraman's death during a crackdown on "Red Shirt" opposition protesters in the capital. "The contradiction of the preliminary findings of the investigation into journalist Hiro Muramoto's death raises questions about the independence of the government's investigation," said Shawn Crispin, the CPJ's senior Southeast Asia represen...

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