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Journalist puts troops in clear

King's Guard did not kill civilians, witness says

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A French journalist insisted yesterday that a military unit which he followed during the army's crackdown on red-shirt protesters in 2010 was not responsible for the deaths of six people at Wat Pathumwanaram. 

Olivier Rotrou, 48, owner of Line Press photography company in France, has returned to Thailand to testify on March 28 at an inquest into the temple deaths.

Speaking to the Bangkok Post yesterday, Rotrou said he could not tell if the six deaths were caused by other soldiers or the so-called "men in black". He could only confirm it was not the work of the King's Guard Infantry Unit of the Third Regiment, which he had followed on the day of the crackdown.

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