Thai "red shirts" to petition International Criminal Court against gov't

15:36, January 20, 2011      

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The anti-government "red-shirts" have said they plan to file a petition with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Thai authorities' handling of the their protests last year.

Thida Thavornseth, leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), said her group sought to indict the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva over the death of 91 people during the UDD protests in Bangkok last April and May, according to a report in the English-language Bangkok Post daily on Thursday.

Thida said the UDD will employ Amsterdam & Peroff, a law firm which has been employed by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, to file the petition with ICC.

So far, the Abhisit government has not yet charged any person for those killed during last year's UDD protests.

Meanwhile, Thida reaffirmed that the UDD will hold a rally to commemorate the deaths on Sunday at Ratchaprasong intersection, an upscale shopping district in central Bangkok.

Source: Xinhua

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