Police ordered to compensate yellow-shirt protesters

31 Jan 2018 at 15:50
WRITER: ONLINE REPORTERS

The Supreme Administrative Court on Wednesday ordered the Royal Thai Police Office to pay multi-million-baht compensation to yellow-shirt protesters injured or killed during a 2008 police crackdown, but acquitted the Prime Minister's Office in the same case.

The case was taken to court by 254 supporters of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD).

On Oct 7, 2008, members of the PAD protesting against the continuing strong influence of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra blockaded the parliament building, moving there from their occupation of Government House.

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