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Thai Army Chief Urged to Stay Out of 2010 Probe

23 August 2012

Human Rights Watch has called on Thailand’s army chief to stop interfering with investigations into the deadly political unrest that paralyzed the capital two years ago. In a statement on Thursday, it said that army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha was trying to intimidate investigators and critics in an attempt to halt criticism. Anti-government Red Shirt protesters staged a massive nine-week rally in Bangkok in 2010 that ended with a crackdown by soldiers. At least 90 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured. Prayuth has denied any army abuses and told investigators not to publicly report the probe’s findings.—AP