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Criminal Court seeks opinion of NACC in red-shirt crackdown cases against Abhisit

The Criminal Court Monday asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission to submit its opinion in its probes against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva related to 2010 crackdowns on red shirts to the court.

The court scheduled June 20 for hearing the NACC's opinions in probes against Abhisit before the court would proceed with the murder charges against the former prime minister related to the crackdowns.

Abhisit Monday pleaded innocence to the charges after the court read and explained the lawsuit against him at the Criminal Court at 9m.

Abhisit and Suthep Thaugsuban, former deputy prime minister and director of Centre for Resolutions of Emergency Situation, were accused of causing others to commit murders and attempted murders by ordering the CRES to crack down on red-shirt protesters in April and May 2010.

The suit said the crackdowns saw Phan Khamkong, 43, Kunakorn Srisuwan, 14 and Samorn Maithong, killed.

The court said it wanted to learn opinions of the NACC regarding to allegations that prime minister had unlawfully issued orders for the crackdowns before the court would determine the scope for presenting witnesses during the trial.

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