DSI leaks continue

4 01 2011

The Nation continues a series (see earlier posts here, here and here) with two more leaked reports from the Department of Special Investigation on deaths during the Battle for Bangkok in April and May 2010. With these two reports of innocent bystanders most likely killed by the army, there are now “10 allegedly leaked reports obtained by The Nation” and these have “concluded that 13 of 16 fatalities investigated were likely caused by soldiers acting on duty. They urged police to investigate and courts to consider the cases in accordance with law.”

The use of the term “acting on duty” in each of the reports is significant for this would, if the cases were ever investigated and culprits identified, mean that a defense that the soldiers were taking “lawful” action under the emergency decree would probably mean impunity.

The two cases mentioned in this latest report are of a 71-year-old man shot while paying his bill in front of a restaurant on Rama IV Road near Lumpini Park on 14 May and “a taxi driver who was watching the soldiers shooting at a van heading towards an Army barricade on Rajprarop Road on May 15.” In both cases witnesses and forensic reports indicate that the army was likely responsible.


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