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Thai ex-PM Abhisit faces charges over protest death

Former Thai leader Abhisit Vejjajiva faces charges over the death of a taxi driver shot by soldiers during mass protests in Bangkok in 2010.

Mr Abhisit was prime minister when thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding his government step down. Former Deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban also faces charges.

The protests, which shut down parts of Bangkok for two months, left more than 90 dead, both civilians and soldiers.

The BBC's Jonathan Head has more details.

  • 06 Dec 2012
  • From the section Asia