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The Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) has condemned security guards of the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) for the assault on a man who carried a red shirt card, and vowed to arrest PDRC leaders who break the law. 

Tarit Pengdith, a CMPO member and Department of Special Investigation (DSI) director-general, said on Thursday that the centre was saddened by the incident where Yuem Nillar, 33, a security guard with a private company in Bangkok, was allegedly taken from Lumpini Park and detained at an anti-government protest site for five days before he was tied up, beaten and thrown into the Bang Pakong River. Mr Yuem survived but had numerous bruises on his face and body. Doctors found a lung was lacerated from the impact of a solid object.

Mr Tarit said the guards were cruel and inhumane for attacking an innocent civilian just because he carried a red-shirt card and that they appeared not to be afraid of the law.

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