Remembering the Thaksin Years: Free Coffins for Drug Dealers

From Thairath, February 3, 2003
Title: 3-month campaign
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra stands over a coffin that reads: Free for drug-dealers
Sign held by kids: Join hands to eliminate drugs from Thailand

[In January 2003, Thaksin announced a campaign to rid “every square inch of the country” of drugs in three months. In those three months over 2000 people were killed in extra-judicial killings, many on the way to police stations after receiving police summons. This campaign of killings was widely popular and the cartoon lauds Thaksin’s vow to rid the country of drugs by exterminating drug dealers.]

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