Some of the last photographs taken by photo-journalist Fabio Polenghi, who was killed during the government crackdown on red-shirt protests on 19 May 2010, was exhibited at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand since the 18th of this month and it will be closing down for display this coming Thursday (30/5/13). This exhibition is to commemorate the last moments of Fabio’s life and his goodwill towards his fellow humans and justice through the photographs he had taken, Elisabetta Polenghi (Fabio’s sister) explained. Elisabetta said that it had taken her about a year to collect over 500 of Fabio’s photos and another 4 months to select 30 of them to be shown on the exhibition. She said that choosing the photos for exhibition was very difficult because it was like living Fabio’s life and understanding his last moments before he was shot, as she had not been with him at that tragic moment.
The South Bangkok Criminal Court has been conducting an inquest into Fabio’s death for over a year, and is expected to deliver its verdict tomorrow (29/5/13). From the trial and evidence, it can be said that the bullets that killed her brother came from the direction of military troops, Elisabetta said. She believed that the court would make the right decision and she just wanted the truth to come out, she said