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Court rules in favour of pipeline protesters

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The Royal Thai Police (RTP) must pay compensation to 24 villagers for using force to break up their protest against the Thai-Malaysian gas pipeline in 2002, the Supreme Administrative Court has ruled. 

This was a scene from the chaotic protest against the southern pipeline in 2002, described by the Supreme Administrative Court as a case of violence by police against citizens. (File photo)

The court's verdict, read Wednesday, brings an end to a 10-year legal battle waged by the villagers' group.

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