DSI report unacceptable

26 11 2010

The Bangkok Post reports that the Abhisit Vejjajiva political police known as the Department of Special Investigation hasdecided that “security forces were involved in the deaths of 13 of 89 people killed during the red shirt rally earlier this year…”. Yes, that’s 13, not 33 or 83.

The report on the unbelievable 13 includes “Japanese cameraman Hiroyuki Muramoto, Pvt Narongrit Sala, who was shot during clashes on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, and Mana Atran, who was shot at Dusit Zoo, and three people found dead inside Wat Pathum Wanaram _ Rop Suksathit, Mongkol Kemtong and Suwan Sriraksa.”

Some might be pleased to note that the DSI has finally admitted that security forces shot anyone and are now willing to include the obvious case of Wat Pathum Wanaram. However, the idea that the well-armed snipers and other troops are only responsible for 13 deaths will be met with derision.

But even if this is a “leak” and requires verification by the police. DSI continues to say that its “autopsies are not complete and not clear as to which side was responsible for the deaths…”.


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