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Human Rights commissioner's private clinic set ablaze

An unknown group of men set fire to a private medical clinic owned by National Human Rights Commission member Dr Nirand Pitakwatchara.

The incident occurred around 3.30am yesterday when the men used paper and a towel soaked in gasoline to set fire to Narind's clinic in Ubon Ratchathani.The fire burned a wooden cabinet containing medical records, before it was put out by people in the area.

Nirand said he believed the incident stemmed from dissatisfaction from in some quarters over the National Human Rights Commission's investigation into the bloody clash between protesters and police during the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order's operation to recover traffic space from protesters at Phan Fah Lilat Bridge last Tuesday.

At the clinic, Ubon Ratchatani forensic police found pieces of towel, paper and a bottle of petrol.

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