April-May 2010 massacre

21 Jul 2011
The afternoon of May 19, 2010 was a time of chaos at Zen department store after red shirts ended their protest and the Army moved into Ratchaprasong.
10 Jul 2011
The recent news of the Red shirt’s victory brought me to uncontrollable tears; a feeling that is hard to explain and which was both joyous and sorrowful, but at the same time infused with timid hope. 

I cried my tears in the hope that from today, a new era of justice and respect will arise and that all those victims who believed in a better country and contributed to the change with the ultimate sacrifice will now receive the respect and truth that they truly deserve.
6 Jul 2011
The article was first printed in Senathipat (Vol. 59, No. 3, September-December 2010), an academic journal published by the Centre of Doctrine and Strategic Development, Army Training Command, and written by an army officer under the pen name Chief Khuang, a Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy Cadet Class 32 (Infantry Regiment).
26 Jun 2011
Matichon online has a report about an article written by a military officer who took part in the operation to suppress red-shirt demonstrators in April and May last year.  The article appears in the Army Training Command’s Senathipat Journal, Vol 59, Issue 3, September–December 2010, as part of the army’s guidelines and case studies on military operations to solve urban unrest.
25 May 2011
On 23 May, the Civil Court accepted cases filed against the authorities by family members of two victims of the crackdown on red shirts last year. Samaphan Srithep, 16, was shot and killed at Soi Rang Nam on 15 May 2010.  Thanuthat Asawasirimankong, 53, has been paralysed after being shot in the back and shoulder on 14 May at Bon Kai on Rama IV Rd.
10 May 2011
Khon Kaen - At an event marking one year since the dispersal of public demonstrations in which 92 people were killed and over 2,000 injured, speakers from four major non-government groups gathered yesterday to assess the progress of recent reports into the outbreak of violence during April and May 2010.
5 May 2011
On 4 May, in response to the Human Rights Watch report on the government crackdown on the red shirts last year, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said that he felt sorry and that the organization should have been impartial and should have checked the facts before saying anything which tarnished Thailand’s agencies or the image of Thailand.
15 Apr 2011
Reporters Without Borders deplores Department of Special Investigation director-general Tharit Pengdit’s suggestion that the investigation into Japanese cameraman Hiroyuki Muramoto’s death could be delegated to his employer, the Reuters news agency.
26 Mar 2011
Reporters Without Borders regards the findings from the official investigation into Japanese cameraman Hiro Muramoto’s death during clashes between government forces and anti-government “Red Shirts” in Bangkok on 10 April 2010 as “utterly unsatisfactory.”
2 Mar 2011
Almost a year after Reuters cameraman Hiroyuki Muramoto was shot dead during violent demonstrations between anti-government Red Shirts and the Thai armed forces in Bangkok, it seems the authorities are little closer to finding those responsible for his death.
24 Feb 2011
‘Those who were killed here were like brothers and sisters, so I don’t want them to be forgotten.  At least, it should be remembered that people were killed here, not just at Ratchaprasong and Phan Fah,’ said a red shirt at Bon Kai on Rama IV Road.
22 Feb 2011
The National Broadcasting Services of Thailand has sent a letter to a subcommittee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to disown the comment which its representative made to the subcommittee that the station’s coverage of the political situation during April and May last year was interfered with by the government.


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