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Former Thai PM Abhisit charged over crackdown deaths

Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo in this March 2, 2012 file photo. Thai authorities charged former Prime Minister Abhisit on December 6, 2012 with giving orders to use live ammunition that led to civilian deaths during a military crackdown on an anti-government protest in May 2010. The Department of Special Investigation (DSI), part of the Justice Ministry that has a similar role to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, charged Abhisit and former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban for their role in the events. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files

Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo in this March 2, 2012 file photo. Thai authorities charged former Prime Minister Abhisit on December 6, 2012 with giving orders to use...more

Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo in this March 2, 2012 file photo. Thai authorities charged former Prime Minister Abhisit on December 6, 2012 with giving orders to use live ammunition that led to civilian deaths during a military crackdown on an anti-government protest in May 2010. The Department of Special Investigation (DSI), part of the Justice Ministry that has a similar role to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, charged Abhisit and former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban for their role in the events. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files
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Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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