Abhisit and Suthep gear up defence
- Published: 28/12/2012 at 12:04 PM
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BANGKOK - The additional lawsuits filed with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) by victims of the crackdown on the red-shirt protesters in 2010 were not unexpected, Democrat Party legal adviser and Songkhla MP Wirat Kanyasiri said on Friday.
Mr Wirat said former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy Suthep Thaugsuban were just doing their duty at the time of the protests, with no intention to kill anyone.
He said legal expert Bandit Siriphan will join the opposition Democrat Party's legal defence team.
DSI director general Tarit Pengdit said at least 16 people have already filed complaints against Democrat leader Abhisit and Mr Suthep.
"It's possible that DSI investigators may combine the deaths of Phan Khamkong, Samorn Maithong and Kunakorn Srisuwan [three people who were killed during the 2010 crackdown] into a single murder and attempted murder case, pending a legal review after the New Year," Mr Tarit said.
Abhisit Vejjajiva, left, and Suthep Thaugsuban (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)
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