The “disappeared” lawyer: The role of the justice ministry in a travesty of justice

The role of the justice ministry in a travesty of justice–an analysis of the Court of Appeal acquittal of all police in the Somchai Neelaphaijit case and the situation of his family – AHRC, May 3, 2011
…The case against all defendants was dismissed. The one policeman of the five convicted in the Criminal Court, Pol. Maj. Ngern, had his conviction overturned. Thus, there is now no longer even a single state officer who has been found guilty of an offence in this case, despite officials at the highest levels of government, including the former premier, Pol. Lt. Col. Thaksin Shinawatra, stating publicly that they knew that state officers were responsible, and despite the court of first instance also having indicated the same…

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