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Suthep vows to fight cases in court

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Former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban says he will fight any charges which may by filed against him in court, saying he and former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva have been targeted for legal action by some senior figures in the government in connection with their handling of the 2010 riots. 

Mr Suthep was responding to Department of Specal Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdit's comment there was a chance Mr Abhisit and Mr Suthep could be charged with murder after the Criminal Court ruled that a taxi driver was killed by bullets fired by soldiers ordered to the location by the Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situations (CRES). Mr Suthep, as deputy prime minister, was the director of the centre at the time.

If charges were filed against him, he would report to the authorities to acknowledge them, and would then fight the charges in the courts to finally establish the facts about the riots.

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