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UDD Responds to Democrat Delusion » Red Shirts

UDD Responds to Democrat Delusion

At a press conference on Friday, the UDD leaders called on the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to reopen their investigation into the death of Boonmee Rermsuk, one of the 98 victims of the 2010 military crackdown, after the Criminal Court failed to establish his killer.

In a unsurprising distortion of logic, the Democrat Party has argued that the Court’s failure to find the authorities guilty is sufficient proof that the protesters were armed and violent. UDD leader Tida Tawornseth maintained that the Red Shirts were not armed in 2010 and the Court has found the Democrat-led authorities guilty in the 4 other cases from 2010 already dealt with by the Thai judicial system. Tida asked the DSI to further investigate the death of Boonmee, also known as “Uncle Boonmee”.

Following Tuesday’s public announcement of a draft amnesty decree at a gathering outside Laksi prison, the UDD continues to put pressure on the government to act swiftly on the matter of political prisoners. While the draft decree has been criticized for its lack of detail, UDD leader Jatuporn Prompan insisted that any measure taken should ensure amnesty for protesters who have not held positions of leadership within political movements, government, or the military.

He said,

We have been clear throughout that we are not talking about amnesty for political leaders. This is about the people and our willingness to act on their behalf.

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