Court: 2010 protester shot by soldiers

The Criminal Court on Friday ruled that Thawil Khammoon, a protester of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), died after being hit by a high-velocity bullet fired from the direction of a line of soldiers at Sala Daeng intersection on May 19, 2010.

However, it was not known who fired the fatal shot.

Thawil was one of many protesters killed in the military crackdown on red-shirt protesters in the 2010 political violence while Abhisit Vejjajiva was prime minister.

The court had been asked to verify the identity of the victim and establish the cause of his death.

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Discussion 1 : 27/12/2013 at 09:21 PM
What nonsense....As if there was no coup and Elitist coup-enforced Governance... As if protesters were protesting in a political vacuum ...military MiB?=guilt diversion but PADocrats,...Illegal occupied BKK?-The illegality was the coup....Barricades? - yup, that is what protesters do...Hospital raids?-PADocrat misleadingly characterizing a search for snipers from a PADocrat administered hosp....Violent protesters?-Yeah right, 90 protesters killed and attack by a non-violent (?) military egged on by coup-mongers..white is black right?...Like I said, PADocrat nonsense.
Discussion 2 : 27/12/2013 at 07:21 PM
April 21 , 2010. A woman was killed and 75 others were injured when five M79 grenades were fired at hundreds of people who under the BTS Saladaeng station. The grenades were fired by red hiding behind the Rama 6 statue. The lady was waiting to pick up her daughter from night school. When does this trial begin and who is the red leader who will be the defendant- ?
Discussion 3 : 27/12/2013 at 06:48 PM
And how many soldiers were killed by red –shirts or their military MiB? If the red-shirts wouldn’t have illegally occupied Bangkok for two months (including huge barricades, war weapons, hospital raids, and and and) there would have been no need to remove these violent protesters. The protesters could have gone home – but they didn’t.
Discussion 4 : 27/12/2013 at 06:34 PM
All investigations have concluded none of the demonstrators killed were armed. Forensics went further and establish none had fired a weapon prior to being killed. Even the five people given sanctuary in the temple by the government and military were killed by military Snipers accruing to thorough investigations.
Discussion 5 : 27/12/2013 at 05:17 PM
To use live ammunition is only going to end badly, if any solders were shot or at during the 2010 red shirt protest, what would they expect them to do? Stand there and be shot at, but if no shot were fired at them then you would think someone at some level must be held accountable.

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