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Thaksin’s ‘Drug Murders’ investigated

Thaksin’s ‘Drug Murders’ investigated

The Ministry of Justice has been ordered by the Prime Minister to investigate the numerous cases of extra judicial killings during Thaksin Shinawatra’s War on Drugs, according to the Justice Minister Peerapan Sareerathawipak.

A working committee will be appointed to investigate the fact that 1,400 out of the 2,500 ‘drug suspects’ that were killed ibetween February and April 2003 had no links with either drug usage or the selling of drugs.

The former committee, led by former Attorney General Kanit Na Nakorn, was appointed by General Surayuth Chulanonda’s government, but the committee was disbanded, and the matter not pursued during the administrations of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej and Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat… both prime ministers now known as being Thaksin fsympathisers.

The Justice Ministry has appointed former Attorney-General Kampee Kaewcharoen to lead the investigative team.

Mr Peerapan has confirmed Mr Kampee’s neutrality and non-affiliation with any political party, and confirmed that the committee members will be selected by the Justice Ministry and proposed to the Cabinet for approval.

In addition, Mr Peerapan said the resurrection of the cases only aimed at continuing the investigative process and seek explanations… and not, at this stage, to prosecute anyone.

Further prosecutions will only be conducted after the investigation is completed.

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  1. English_Bob says:

    In addition to the 2500 murders committed during the ‘War on Drugs’, investigations should be made into the Tak Bai and Krue Seh massacres when a further 100+ people were killed.

    Thaksin can also be held responsible for the deaths in May and April 2010, when his Red Shirt sympathisers ran amok through the city. Had they been able to hold a civilised, peaceful protest, there would have been no need to use troops to disperse them.

    Amnesty International called Thaksin ‘a human rights abuser of the worst kind’. He still likes to paint himself as the victim.

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