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MAN CITY OWNER DEATH LINK

Finally, some smart reporters from Britain dug up an important case in the past. I’m curious how many foreigners’ve known about it before Sundat mirror published this?

For many British readers, it was probably the first time they heard about the deaths of about 2,500 people in Southern Thailand related to Thaksin Shinawatra’s policies when he was in power.

Sunday Mirror’s headline was: “Man City Owner Death Link.” It went on to say that last week, while Thaksin signed off the purchase of four new multimillion-pound players by man City manager Sven Goran Eriksson, human rights groups in Thailand accused the 57-year-old ex-prime minister of Thailand of supporting mass executions and torture during a yearlong war on drugs he ordered in 2003.

The story, written by Kate Mansey and Andrew Drummond, included interviews with some relatives of the victims of the killings in the provinces.

The report quoted Dr Pradit Charoenthaitawee, a member of the Human Rights Commission, as saying: I will bring the charges myself privately if need be. We have strong evident in 400 or so cases. Many of these injudicial killings were carried out in daylight in front of witnesses and many had nothing to do with drugs. It was a massacre. many innocent people were on the blacklists. And nobody got a trial. It was policemen who carried out these killings…”

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From Sunday Mirror , Thai Talk , manager.co.th