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Court: Red cabbie shot by soldiers

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The Criminal Court on Monday ruled that a taxi driver who was a supporter of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) was shot dead by soldiers in the heart of Bangkok during the red-shirt street protests in 2010. 

Criminal litigation prosecutors had earlier asked the court to establish the identity and circumstances surrounding the death of a man shot in front of a petrol station in Soi Rang Nam on May 15, 2010, an area where the emergency decree had been imposed by the government of Abhisit Vejjajiva.

From the questioning of witnesses, the court identified the man as Channarong Phonsrila, a red-shirt taxi driver taking part in the UDD protest. While he was helping to make a barricade with auto tyres in front of a Shell petrol station in Soi Rang Nam, shots were fired and Channarong was hit in the abdomen.

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