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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

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Thaksin completed his purchase of Manchester City earlier this month

‘A Fit and Proper Premiership?’

A leading human rights group has written to the Premier League to challenge Thaksin Shinawatra’s right to own Manchester City.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims Thaksin is “a human rights abuser of the worst kind” and should not have passed the League’s ‘fit and proper person’ test. Thaksin, the Thai prime minister from 2001 to 2006, denies the allegations. Under any definition, I don’t see how Thaksin can be fit and proper,” HRW’s Brad Adams told BBC Sport. “I’ve written a letter to the Premier League asking what this test means.”

Thaksin’s lawyer, Noppadol Pattama, told BBC Sport that the allegations were completely unfounded. “The civil and human rights charges against him have never been proven,” said Noppadol. “My client deserves to be treated as an innocent man, until proven guilty. “So far there hasn’t been any solid evidence against him.”

The Premier League has replied to the letter and issued a statement defending the fit and proper person test. “We have very clear rules on the ownership of our clubs,” the statement read. “These rules go above and beyond any requirement by company law and are some of the sternest in any UK industry.”

Amnesty International shares many of HRW’s concerns and their spokesperson told BBC Sport: “Thaksin did preside over some very serious human rights violations. “If the Premier League wants to take any of that into account when making their decisions, we’re happy to make our documents available to them.”The allegations against Thaksin are that, during his time as Thai prime minister, he:

  • Presided over extrajudicial killings during the notorious “war on drugs”. HRW says 2,500 people were killed during one three-month period at the start of 2003.
  • Told the Thai military to employ any means to suppress an insurgency in the south of Thailand.
  • Suppressed the Thai media.
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    By Brian Alexander and Simon Austin, Five Live Sport