Inquest rules red shirt killed by military

28 12 2013

In yet another case, a court has ruled that a red shirt was killed by military on 19 May 2010.

Prachatai reports that Thawil Khammul, a red-shirt, “was killed at 6 am on May 19 2010, at a taxi stop on Ratchadamri road, opposite Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, not far from Sala Daeng intersection.”

According to the court:

The cause of his death was a high-velocity bullet penetrating the victim’s skull and heavily damaging brain tissues. From photographic evidence and witness testimony, the court concluded that the trajectory of the bullet was from the military who were moving from Sala Daeng intersection toward Ratchaprasong intersection. The court could not identify the person responsible, who was acting under orders.

The final phrase points to troops acting under orders issues by then Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban as head of Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situations established by the Abhisit Vejjajiva government. Suthep established live fire zones and permitted the deploying of snipers.



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