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26 December 2010 :: 18:12:12 pm 48253

Jatuporn insists documentation of troops killing protesters genuine

BANGKOK, Dec 25 -- A key leader of the anti-government movement insisted Saturday that documents which he had leaked to the public regarding troops killing anti-government protesters earlier this year were genuine and that he was ready to reveal them all during a debate in the lower house as he has parliamentary immunity.
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Jatuporn Prompan, a key leader of the ‘Red Shirt’ United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), told journalists that what he had told a press conference earlier this week was “only a part of all the genuine documents” which proved that government troops killed UDD members during the anti-government protests in April and May.

The reports which Mr Jatupron claimed to possess were published by Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and were believed to concern the death on April 10 of a Japanese cameraman identified as Hiroyuki Muramoto who worked with Britain’s Reuters news agency along with six deaths at a Buddhist temple in the Thai capital on May 19 — the day troops clashed with protesters.

Challenging Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva not to dissolve the House of Representatives to evade the charges levied by the UDD, Mr Jatuporn, also an MP of the opposition Puea Thai Party, said he would find more evidence to fight charges against the government and that he would not escape if DSI decides to ask the Criminal Court to revoke his bail.

DSI chief Tharit Pengdit, meanwhile, said he would file a request next Monday with the Criminal Court to revoke Mr Jatuporn’s bail on the grounds that the latter had tampered with evidence.

Neither DSI nor government security agencies have announced any conclusion that government troops killed people during the protests, said Mr. Tharit, adding that what Mr Jatuporn did could violate Section 179 of the Criminal Code for producing falsified evidence.

Mr Tharit said his agency had forwarded the case to the Royal Thai Police Bureau to wrap up the case and that the DSI was awaiting the outcome.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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