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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai 'red shirt' protest leaders go on trial

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 04:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok. The terrorism trial of leaders of Thailand’s 2010 “red shirt” protests began on Friday, a day after a former premier was charged over his role ... demonstrators occupied parts of central Bangkok for weeks, erecting barricades of sharpened bamboo, before the army ended the standoff. Proceedings against the red shirt leaders will likely drag ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai red shirt government supporters gather to 'defend democracy' after toppling of PM

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Pro-Shinawatra red shirt demonstrators took to the street on Saturday to counter weeks of protests by anti-government yellow shirts Protesters face off over government's future Thousands of pro-government "red shirts" massed in Thailand's capital yesterday to challenge attempts by opposition protesters to hand power to an unelected regime, ...

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    Verdict in Abhisit murder case will raise a storm in Thailand

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Pavin Chachavalpongpun says Thai red shirts will insist on accountability for 2010 crackdown Guilty or not, Abhisit verdict will raise a storm Thailand's former ... the "red shirts"- largely supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra- have continued to pressure the government over the killing of their friends and family. If Abhisit were ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Former Thai PM Abhisit to face 'murder charge'

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is to face a charge of murder over the death of a taxi driver who was shot by soldiers during 2010 “red shirt ... no choice but to take tough action. “It was the job of the government of that day to also restore order,” he told reporters last month. Red shirts, mostly supporters of ousted ex-premier Thaksin ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    ‘Red shirts’ in Thailand practice self-defence before joining pro-government protest

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... fighters," local red-shirt leader Kwanchai Pripana said on the sidelines of the training camp in the movement's heartland of Udon Thani. At the camp, around 500 mainly middle-aged men and women ... Agence France-Presse in Udon Thani Government supporters practice self-defence drills ahead of big rally Thai 'red shirts' prepare for action With a flurry of punches and kicks, ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai 'red shirts' mass in Bangkok to back Yingluck Shinawatra

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... Yingluck's elder brother. Supporters of the movement arrived in buses and trucks for what red-shirt leaders hoped would be their biggest show of strength in the months-long crisis. "I want ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Turnout is not as great as expected as pro-government leaders say they will oppose any move by the courts to remove premier Thai 'red shirts' mass ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    'Red shirt' supporters acquitted of arson in 2010 Bangkok mall fire

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok 'Red shirt' backers acquitted of arson Two supporters of Thailand's "red shirt" protest movement were acquitted yesterday ... World, Thailand's biggest shopping mall, which was gutted by the blaze. Saichon Paebua- one of the "red shirt" security guards- and co-defendant Pinit Chanarong both denied ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Red-shirts 'ready to resist' Thai army coup, set up capital in Chiang Mai

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:11pm by Tom Fawthrop

    ... amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations. While some experts consider the government relocating an unlikely prospect, supporters like red-shirt activist Mahawang Kawang say their movement ... Wednesday, Kwanchai Praipana, a leader of the red-shirt movement, was seriously injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire as he sat reading a newspaper on his front porch. Just a day earlier, ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai Red Shirt sentenced to two years’ jail for anti-monarchist speech

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 02:49pm

    ... Associated Press, Agence France-Presse in Bangkok A Thai court sentenced a leader of the Red Shirt political movement to two years in prison for a speech judged to have insulted ... Shirt movement. Thailand has been roiled by political divisions since a 2006 coup deposed then-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who draws on the support of the mainly rural and poor Red Shirts ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Ex-Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva denies murder charges over 2010 crackdown

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... clashes between supporters of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, known as "red shirts", and security forces, which culminated in a deadly army operation in May 2010. The charge ... ties to the Thai establishment. The red shirts demanded immediate elections in their 2010 protest. They accused Abhisit's government of being undemocratic because it took office in 2008 ...




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