Red shirt protester autopsy reports to be released

21 08 2010

The Nation reports that the Justice Ministry will, on Monday, “announce the autopsy results of red-shirt protesters killed during the clashes with troops…”. That’s according to top political cop at the Department of Special Investigation, Tharit Pengdit. Tharit claims the “autopsies were carried out by officials of each jurisdiction area and the results were compiled by the Metropolitan Police Bureau for the DSI.”

PPT assumes he means for all clashes during April and May, because while Tharit says “autopsy results of all protesters had been complete”, his deputy revealed that “investigations into the killings of a Japanese reporter [Hiroyuki Muramoto] and Italian reporter [Fabio Polenghi] have not been completed yet.”

The release of the reports is bound to unleash a series of controversial accounts and recriminations. It does seem odd that the reports on the two journalists, one killed in April, are taking longer than those for red shirt protesters.



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23 08 2010
Autopsy results « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] and Italian Fabio Polenghi, which just a couple of days ago the Department of Special Investigation said were incomplete, also shows death by bullet wounds. In their cases it is now stated that they were killed by […]

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