April-May 2010 massacre

23 Aug 2012
Keep Commitment to Hold Military Accountable for 2010 Violence (New York, August 23, 2012) – The Thai government should order the army commander-in-chief to cease interfering in the criminal investigations of the 2010 political violence, Human Rights Watch said today. The army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, should also stop trying to intimidate critics by filing criminal defamation cases, Human Rights Watch said.
21 Aug 2012
The Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation officially approved the use of snipers during its crackdown on the red shirts in 2010, according to one of its own classified documents, despite the Army Chief’s recent ‘no snipers’ claim.
9 Aug 2012
On 6 Aug, the Central Juvenile and Family Court held a hearing in the case of Attaphol and Phasakorn (family names withheld), who were accused, among other charges, of setting fire to the Central World shopping complex two years ago.
24 Jul 2012
On 23 July, the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court held the first hearing in the inquest into the death of the Italian photo-journalist Fabio Polenghi who was killed during the government crackdown on red shirts in May 2010.
29 Jun 2012
Thongchai Winichakul, former student leader in 1976 and currently professor at the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US, wrote a letter to the International Criminal Court on 24 May, regarding Thailand's political turmoil in 2010. He also visited the ICC in the Hague with the Red Shirt delegation this week.
18 May 2012
Eyewitnesses have come forward in the case of slain Italian photographer Fabio Polenghi, his sister said today, ensuring that his case will be heard before Thai courts.
16 May 2012
Victims Would Bear Brunt of Proposed Amnesty (Bangkok, May 15, 2012) – The Thai government has not arrested or charged a single soldier or official for any of the scores of deaths and hundreds of injuries during the political violence in Bangkok two years ago, Human Rights Watch said today. The Thai government should withdraw an amnesty bill submitted to parliament that would shield all those involved in abuses during the 2010 violence from prosecution, Human Rights Watch said.
13 Apr 2012
Two years on from the fateful events of April 10, 2010, Thais of various political persuasions still hold starkly different versions of history and no one has been held responsible for the deaths.
12 Apr 2012
On 10 April, the father of a red shirt killed two years ago during the Abhisit Vejjajiva government crackdown on the red shirts told Prachatai that he wanted the truth about the killings to be revealed first, and reconciliation would come later.
10 Apr 2012
On 10 April, the Bangkok North Municipal Court dismissed charges against Sombat Boon-ngam-anong, leader of the Red Sunday group, for his participation in an activity held under the Emergency Decree on 18 May 2010.
1 Mar 2012
On 28 Feb, Phayao Akkahad, mother of Kamonkade who was killed at Wat Pathum Wanaram on 19 May 2010, led a group of activists to invite Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha to attend the funeral of Thanuthat Assawasirimankong, who recently died from his injuries.
29 Feb 2012
Phansak Srithep has finished a long walk from Chiang Mai to Fang District to report to local police following complaints lodged against him by a monk with whom he had a heated dispute on Facebook over political conflicts.


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