08 Jul '11, 5am

New Thai PM urged to probe Italian's death -Straits Times/AP (Fabio Polenghi -Killed May 2010)

New Thai PM urged to probe Italian's death -Straits Times/AP (Fabio Polenghi -Killed May 2010)

Picture taken on May 24, 2010 shows a portrait of slain Italian photographer Fabio Polenghi displayed at his funeral at a temple in Bangkok. -- PHOTO: AFP BANGKOK - THE sister of an Italian photographer killed in Thailand during a military crackdown on opposition protests last year has called on the new government to relaunch an investigation into his death. Ms Elisabetta Polenghi's brother Fabio was shot and killed on May 19, the day when soldiers firing live ammunition stormed the anti-government 'Red Shirts' sprawling rally base in the centre of Bangkok. In an open letter to premier-in-waiting Yingluck Shinawatra, whose party won a decisive victory in Sunday's general election with the support of the Red Shirt movement, Ms Polenghi called for 'a new era of justice and respect'. 'It is my heartfelt hope that the investigations of the 2010 deaths will be reopened and revi...

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