In reversal, army now says no footage of activist's killing

In reversal, army now says no footage of activist's killing

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Chaiyaphum Pasae, front, seen in a music video he made with his friends. Image: Now Channel / YouTube

 

BANGKOK — Shortly after soldiers stopped and killed a 17-year-old ethnic activist at a checkpoint in northern Thailand, the army said it had incontrovertible proof they had acted in self-defense: security camera footage from the scene.

 

An army commander even told reporters he would have shot Chaiyaphum Pasae himself after watching the footage. But the lawyers representing his family said they never got to view the video of the March 2017 killing, despite multiple requests. And now it seems they never will.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2018/08/10/in-reversal-army-now-says-no-footage-of-activists-killing/

 
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