2010 Political Violence
Army to help ex-soldier summoned
The Army will provide legal assistance to an ex-soldier summoned for requestioning on his involvement in crowd control in connection with the 2010 political strife, Army chiel General Prayuth Chanocha said Tuesday.
"The Army has always cooperated with the investigation on violent incidents," he said, voicing confidence that the truth will come out as the soldiers followed prescribed procedures on crowd control.
Prayuth was referring to news reports the Department of Special Investigation wanted to conduct a new round of questioning of the squad designated marksman involved in reining in the protesters.
The DSI had already taken statements from anti-riot forces at the end of the red shirt rally.
He said the marksman in question had already left the military service. He was a private in 2010 and subsequently promoted to the rank of corporal.