2010 STREET RIOTS
Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul is making another pitch to have the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate the crackdown on red shirt protesters in 2010.
He said yesterday that according to a senior prosecutor from the court, the crackdown ordered by the former Democrat government might be considered a crime against humanity.
Mr Surapong said this means that the ICC could investigate the killings of protesters during the 2010 political unrest if the government accepts the international court's jurisdiction over the case. Weng Tojirakarn, a co-leader of the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, and a Pheu Thai MP, has asked the ICC to investigate the deaths of 91 red-shirt protesters.
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