April-May 2010 massacre

24 Feb 2012
Another victim of state violence in 2010, Mr. Thanuthat Assawasirimankong, aka “Uncle Kim”, passed away yesterday after almost two years of pains and immovability. He died of the excessive use of force by the Abhisit government that has led to many unnecessary deaths. He had just recovered from cancer and was celebrating this good news with his family when the shooting happened.
1 Dec 2011
Reporters Without Borders takes note of the latest developments in the investigation into the fatal shooting of Japanese cameraman Hiroyuki Muramoto in Bangkok in April 2010, including Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung’s statement about the involvement of the security forces.
22 Nov 2011
A police team investigating the deaths of 16 people allegedly killed by the authorities between April and May last year has finished and forwarded the case of Charnnarong Polsrila to the prosecution, and it expects to finish two more cases, including that of the Japanese reporter Hiroyuki Muramoto, by this week.
18 Nov 2011
On 15 Nov, Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd, former spokesperson for the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation, testified to police investigators on the deaths of 16 people allegedly killed by military troops during the crackdown on red-shirt protesters in April and May last year.
25 Oct 2011
The younger sister of Italian photojournalist Fabio Polenghi, who was killed during the government crackdown on red shirts in May last year, continues her search for a man appearing in photographs of her brother’s last moment and believed to have taken his camera, in the hope that images stored in the camera might solve the mystery of his death.
21 Oct 2011
On 18 Oct, Bangkok North Municipal Court acquitted Pol Sr Sgt Maj Santivej Phutree, who was arrested and charged under the Emergency Decree during the political unrest last year when he was trying to look for his daughter.
3 Oct 2011
The Pheu Thai government should think again if it plans not to investigate and prosecute those who masterminded the deadly crackdown on red shirts in April and May 2010, warned Nattaputt Akahad, younger brother of nurse Kamolkaed Akahad, one of the highest-profile fatalities in last year's clashes.
22 Sep 2011
In a surprising U-turn, Department of Special Investigation chief Tharit Pengdit told Agence France Presse on 17 September that the army was responsible for the fatal shooting of Japanese cameraman Hiroyuki Muramoto during clashes between government forces and “Red Shirt” protesters in Bangkok on 10 April 2010.
18 Sep 2011
Authorities have confirmed that citizen photographer Bernd Mechsner, 50, passed away earlier in the week. Bernd, a Swiss scientist, businessman and resident in Thailand for over a decade, died as a result of sudden heart complications on Monday evening, at his home in Bangkok.
19 Aug 2011
Prasong Panyatham, a 27-year-old homeless scavenger, is among 5 defendants who were arrested by the military in Din Daeng, Bangkok, on 21 May last year.  While their trial is underway, his recent no-show has made the other defendants worry that their case might not end anytime soon.
19 Aug 2011
Members of Peuthai party cannot deny the fact that one of the key factors which lead to it winning the recent election came from people’s anger towards political injustice since the 2006 coup.
3 Aug 2011
A prosecution witness who claimed who have taken a photograph of one of the two adult defendants in the case of the CentralWorld shopping-complex fire in May last year, yesterday gave confusing testimony as to how sure he was that the man in the blurry picture was in fact Saichon Paebua.


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