"Red-shirts" to file complaint with UN against Thai gov't

20:24, October 11, 2010      

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Puea Thai Party list-MP and a "Red- shirts" core-leader Jatuporn Promphan said on Monday that the "Red- shirts" movement will file a complaint with the United Nations secretary-general against the government. In the occasion of the official visit of UN chief Ban Ki-moon to Thailand on Oct. 26, the "Red-shirts" will submit to him a letter, photos and video CDs regarding the protest dispersal to show that the government had killed the people, Jatuporn said.

Jatuporn said the "Red-shirts" people will also called on the UN chief to ask Thai government to release "political prisoners" or the "Red-shirts" members who are being detained.

The pro-Thaksin "Red-shirts" movement, or the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, had hold a prolonged protest from March to May this year demanding Abhisit government to dissolve the parliament and hold a fresh election. Clashes between the military and the "Red-shirts" protesters occurred as the government decided to use forces to disperse them in April and May resulted in 91 deaths and almost 2,000 injuries.

After the dispersal, some "Red-shirts" leaders and members were detained for inciting violence and breaching emergency decree which the government started to impose in April to curb the demonstration.

Source: Xinhua


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