03 May '11, 9am

Human Rights Watch accuses Thai troops of "murder" of civilians during last year's political violence.

Human Rights Watch accuses Thai troops of "murder" of civilians during last year's political violence.

A leading human rights watchdog on Tuesday accused Thai soldiers of 'cold blooded acts of murder' during political violence last year in Bangkok that left more than 90 people dead. -- PHOTO: AFP BANGKOK - A LEADING human rights watchdog on Tuesday accused Thai soldiers of 'cold blooded acts of murder' during political violence last year in Bangkok that left more than 90 people dead. New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the Thai army used snipers and crushed civil disobedience with disproportionate force during the April and May 2010 rallies staged by the anti-government 'Red Shirt' movement. 'In plain view government forces shot protesters and armed militants shot soldiers, but no one has been held responsible,' HRW Asia director Brad Adams said. Troops fired 'repeatedly and indiscriminately' into the Wat Pathum Wanaram temple - a supposedly safe zone where several...

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