Insurgent suspect's wife asks FFP to lead probe

Insurgent suspect's wife asks FFP to lead probe

The body of Abdulloh Esomusor was moved from Songklanagarind Hospital in Hat Yai district in Songkhla province to his home in Sai Buri district of Pattani on Aug 25. (Photo by Abdullah Benjakat)
The body of Abdulloh Esomusor was moved from Songklanagarind Hospital in Hat Yai district in Songkhla province to his home in Sai Buri district of Pattani on Aug 25. (Photo by Abdullah Benjakat)

The wife of the recently-deceased insurgent suspect Abdulloh Esormusor, who went into a vegetative state while in military detention, has asked the Future Forward Party (FFP) to help find out the truth about her husband's mysterious death.

Zumaiya Mingka, Abdulloh's wife, on Wednesday submitted a letter to the FFP requesting that the party lead the investigation. 

“Abdulloh wasn’t the first seriously injured, disabled or dead person to be taken out of the Ingkhayutthaborihan military camp,” she said.

FFP spokeswoman Pannika Wanich, who received the letter, said the party is following up on the case, adding that a special committee complete with international experts should be formed to conduct the investigation. 

On July 22, Addulloh fell into an unconscious state while he was detained at the Ingkhayutthaborihan military camp in Pattani. He was then hospitalised and died on Aug 25

Ms Pannika claimed that the body of Abdulloh bore several wounds and bruises as well as swollen wrists and ankles, which suggested that he had been tied up. 

She did not reveal where she got the information from. However, according to medical reports and the official autopsy, Abdulloh's body showed no signs of torture.

Three hospitals -- the one at the military camp, Pattani Hospital and Songklanagarind Hospital -- all confirmed that he had suffered cerebral hypoxia, a medical condition in which the brain is completely deprived of oxygen. 

Ms Pannika said that a study conducted by a human rights group in Pattani stated that 54 people from the conflict-ridden southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat were found to have been killed or injured by beatings in military camps over the past decade. The study showed that 51% of the injured or dead people were Thai-Muslims.

In a related development, Thammarong Khonwatmai, deputy secretary-general of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC), said yesterday that the centre's committee on compensation for damage caused by state officials resolved on Tuesday to pay an initial compensation of 500,000 baht to the family of Abdulloh.


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