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    War on drugs extra judicial killings probe

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    WTF

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    War on drugs extra judicial killings probe

    Post by WTF on 24th November 2010, 8:07 am

    The committee investigating the alleged extrajudicial killing of about 2,500 people during the Thaksin Shinawatra government's "war on drugs" expects to wind up its inquiries in three months.

    The head of the committee, former attorney-general Khampee Kaewcharoen, said yesterday two subcommittees had been set up to push ahead with the revived inquiry.

    The first, headed by Department of Special Investigation director-general Tharit Pengdit, is tasked with looking into the facts behind the anti-drug war.

    The other, headed by Rights and Liberties Protection Department director-general Suwana Suwannajutha, will work out rehabilitation for damaged parties.

    The subcommittees have 90 days to conclude their studies.

    Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva appointed Mr Khampee's committee on July 23 to resume the work of an earlier committee which was looking into the alleged extrajudicial killings from 2003 to 2004. The earlier committee was disbanded by the military-installed government headed by Gen Surayud Chulanont.

    Mr Tharit said yesterday the new committee had opened a complaints centre to accept information from the public, including relatives of the affected. If the investigation finds the implementation of the anti-drug policy resulted in the deaths, injuries and loss of property, the DSI would seek approval to take up the case for prosecution.

    The head of the DSI's special crime division, Col Piyawat Kingkate, said the relatives of 16 people who were killed had reported their cases to the complaints centre.

    The dead include a minimart owner, assistant village heads, food vendors, farmers, a housewife and a taxi motorcycle rider.

    The centre will also gather information about 12 other cases that the DSI has handled and more than 80 other cases filed with the National Human Rights Commission.Col Piyawat said the DSI had completed investigations into three cases that were forwarded to the courts and the National Anti-Corruption Commission because they involved government officials.

    One of the complainants, Jod Kringkornburi, said his son Keem was a taxi motorcycle rider who was shot dead on May 16, 2003, during the anti-drug war.

    Mr Jod said his son and many of his neighbours were killed around the same time. Their relatives had complained to the Crime Suppression Division but they had received no response.

    He expected to receive compensation for his son's death now that the present government had revived the investigation.
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    It's not only about compensation but Thaksin's accountability!!!! Mad
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    Pat Angko

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    Re: War on drugs extra judicial killings probe

    Post by Pat Angko on 7th April 2012, 5:12 pm

    Well, we all know where this is and was heading, .... nowhere. Accountability and responsibility are two totally alien concepts in this country. Until this is addressed Thailand will not be taken serious internationally. Sad

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