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  • March 28, 2015

    Independent, neutral witnesses needed

    ... record straight. I suggested that the authorities/military and the media should let cameras run 24/7 (on low speed) since the Thaksin camp with the red shirts in the front had done everything they could to avoid documentation of what occurred by covering up all the surveillance cameras in the area. They didn...

    Opinion
  • March 27, 2015

    Democracy activist arrested, charged with violating junta's order

    ..., which forbids inciting unrest, and violating the Computer Crimes Act. Pansak, whose volunteer observer was killed during the 2010 crackdown on red shirts that led to at least 99 deaths, was taken by police for a medical examination before he was detained in order to prevent allegations that he was assaulted...

    Politics
  • March 25, 2015

    Abhisit wants Anupong, Thawil to testify

    ... the Criminal Court ruling that six |people killed at Pathum Wanaram Temple were shot by security |officers. They said they had |evidence to prove red shirts had seized bullets from state agencies to fire at security officials because the same type was also used against some soldiers. Bandit said they had...

    Politics
  • March 21, 2015

    Abhisit and Suthep 'must explain dispersal of red shirts'

    Abhisit and Suthep have been accused of mishandling the bloody crackdown on supporters of the red shirts' United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship. At least 99 people were killed over a two-month period. Parnthep said Abhisit and Suthep must either make their clarifications in person or in writing...

    Politics
  • March 20, 2015

    Jatuporn fights back as junta makes NBTC shut red TV station

    ... nothing wrong. He added that shutting down the channel would affect the reconciliation process. He said he wanted the group monitoring the red-shirt movement to be straightforward, adding that he was ready to discuss matters with them directly. "Tell me where you want to meet. I'm not begging...

    Politics
  • March 20, 2015

    A blunder that could come back to haunt the govt

    ... 2010 Wat Pathum Wanaram shootings when soldiers allegedly fired at civilians during the stand-off between the Abhisit Vejjajiva government and the red shirts. The shootings at the wat marked one of the darkest moments in Thailand's recent history of political turmoil. Nattatida was held incommunicado for a...

    Opinion
  • March 19, 2015

    Political prisoners can be released right away: Paiboon

    ... of the National Reform Council's committee on studies of national reconciliation. He pointed out that there are close to 1,000 members of the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship who are either facing charges or are behind bars. At least 100 members of the People's Democratic Reform...

    Politics
  • March 18, 2015

    'Missing' temple medic charged

    ... said yesterday that Natthathida was a key witness in the fatal shooting of six people in Wat Pathum Wanaram temple after the military dispersed the red shirts' protest in Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Her disappearance, albeit brief, was an obstruction to the ongoing trial over the temple shootings. He called...

    National
  • March 18, 2015

    Cache of weapons found in Saraburi temple

    Former Phra Inta Sunyato told police the weapons had been stored at the temple by a group of red shirts, who did not return to take them back. Found among the cache of weapons were documents relating to the red-shirt United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) movement, red scarves and propaganda, as well as...

    National
  • March 16, 2015

    Public participation will help create strong organic democracy

    ... from the authorities. "Some people even presented a report of their proposals," the chairperson said. When asked if holding forums in red-shirt strongholds complicated matters, she cited Udon Thani, where she said people realised that they were seen as being in opposition to the military government...

    Politics