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Bt290m compensation package for protesters

Mar 22. 2013
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The government has earmarked Bt290 million as compensation for some 363 protesters held in remand against whom charges were dropped or led to acquittals.


“The compensation would be made available to protesters in connection with the political turmoil from 2005 to 2011,” Narat Savettanan said Friday.
Narat, director-general of Rights and Liberties Protection Department, said protesters involved in seven incidents were entitled to compensation payments.
The incidents included the yellow-shirt protests against the Thaksin Shinawatra government and the anti-coup protests of the red shirts.
 The protests against the Samak Sundaravej and Somchai Wongsawat governments and the red rallies against the Abhisit Vejjajiva administration would also be part of the compensation package.
The Nation

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