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B2bn for victims of political violence

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The cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle a fund of two billion baht for reparations to victims of violent clashes in political conflicts as proposed by the Truth for Reconciliation Commission (TRC), government spokeswoman Thitima Chaisaeng said. 

Ms Thitima said the reparations would cover damaged parties of all sides in political conflicts in violent incidents which took place from before the Sept 19, 2006 coup and up to and including the street protests in April-May 2010.

She said the amounts of compensation set were 4.5 million baht for each death, 2.5 million baht for a funeral, 4.5 million baht each for the disabled, 3.6 million baht each for loss of important organs, 1.8 million baht each for loss of unimportant organs, 1.125 million baht each for those seriously wounded, 675,000 baht each for those not seriously wounded, and 225,000 baht each for those who sufferred minor injuries.

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