Thai caretaker PM sued for murder

Bangkok, March 11: Relatives of two Thai anti-government protestors killed in the deadly clashes in Bangkok in February this year Tuesday filed a criminal lawsuit against caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and five others for premeditated murder.

Thanusak Rattanakot and Supoj Boonrung died from gunshot wounds during the deadly clashes Feb 18 between police and an unidentified armed group at Phan Fah Bridge, Bangkok, which left six people dead, including both protestors and police.

The lawsuit has been filed in the Criminal Court of Bangkok by Chaiwat Sitthisuksakul, a lawyer representing the relatives of the two deceased protestors, against Yingluck and five others, including caretaker Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung, Thai public broadcaster MCOT reported.

“Relatives of the other two protestors killed in the deadly clash had filed a criminal lawsuit against the caretaker premier and others on similar charges. Yingluck could face more lawsuits from those injured and affected from the deadly dispersal,” the lawyer said.