Rights agency probes whistle protest that targeted Pojaman

national March 04, 2014 00:00

By Chanikarn Phumhiran,
Prasit T

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is investigating whether the anti-government protesters who blew whistles at ex-wife of fugitive premier Thaksin Shinawatra at a Bangkok shopping centre last week violated her human rights.

Protest leader Taya Teepsuwan and her husband, former Democrat MP Nataphol, blew whistles at  Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra last week.

NHRC chairwoman Amara Pongsapich said a subcommittee of the body was investigating the matter.

Amara said if the probe showed Taya and Nataphol violated Pojaman’s rights, they would be prosecuted.

Meanwhile, police say a suspect has been identified over the shooting up of the Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima, home of Taya’s mother, Khunying Sasima Srivikorn, early Saturday morning while Khunying Sasima was home.

The incident took place shortly after Taya and her husband blew whistles at Khunying Pojaman. Nakhon Ratchasima police commander Colonel Pongdej Phromijit said police were waiting for a court-approved arrest warrant before arresting a suspect.

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