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Thai police have launched investigation into death of young Lahu activist

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Police have launched investigation into death of young Lahu activist
By Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- An investigation into a drug dealing network has been launched following the fatal shooting by the army of a young Lahu activist suspected of involement in the drug trade. 

 

Chaiyapoom Pasae, a 17-year-old civil rights activist for the Lahu ethnic minority, was shot in an extrajudicial killing by military personnel on Friday in Chiang Mai. The soldiers claimed that he was stopped at the military checkpoint but refusd to obey the officers’ order and tried to fight back so was shot.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30309655

 
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1 hour ago, Krataiboy said:

Police investigating the army. That bodes well for a just outcome.

They hate each other. Since the coup, the police have lost alot of money.

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If it had of been a police shooting, it would have been forgotten already. 

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21 minutes ago, chainarong said:

Never heard of capsicum spray or stun gun. Junta magic

Its a cost factor thing a bullet is cheaper. Its China's preferred and cheapest method of solving the same kind of problem. 

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Never heard of capsicum spray or stun gun. Junta magic

They don't get rid of political activists​.

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Insufficient reporting.
Did he drive a motorcycle (17 years old?) Or did he drive a car?
How he fight back?
Was he armed (gun?, knife?) or unarmed?
Was it self-defense or murder?

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8 hours ago, yellowboat said:

Does not say if he was armed.  Shooting somebody who is by himself and not armed infers poor military / police training. 

Prachatai report that the military say he was armed with a knife and grenade.

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He was probably armed with a guitar and tried to sing Prayuth's latest melody. In this case it would be justifiable homicide.

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2 hours ago, Reigntax said:

He was probably armed with a guitar and tried to sing Prayuth's latest melody. In this case it would be justifiable homicide.

You mean the birthday boy 21st of March will go down in history as a day not to remember

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If there is any justice in the world this will be the straw that breaks the camel's back

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If there is any justice in the world this will be the straw that breaks the camel's back


Hilltribe lad, a campaigner at that, shot by the army?
Justice does not and will not come into it.

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