Sunday, April 20, 2014   

Former Thai PM Abhisit charged with murder
(12-12 12:08)

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three years ago, prosecutors said.
“We have indicted him,'' Nanthasak Poonsuk, a spokesman for the attorney general's office, told AFP outside the Bangkok court where the closed-door hearing was held. “The court accepts to hear the case.''
Under Abhisit's government more than 90 people died and nearly 1,900 were wounded in the crackdown on “Red Shirt'' demonstrations against a government headed by Abhisit, who is now opposition leader. The indictment comes as fresh political turmoil shakes the Thai capital.
A small group of Red Shirts shouted 'Murderer!' as the Democrat Party leader arrived at court, without speaking to waiting media.
—AFP
   
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