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Thai Court Dismisses Murder Charges against Ex-PM, Deputy

A criminal court in Bangkok has dismissed murder and abuse of power charges against ex-Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy. The charges were related to a violent 2010 crackdown in which security forces killed scores of so-called “Red Shirt” anti-government demonstrators. The court ruled it did not have jurisdiction to try Abhisit or ex-Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban because they held public office at the time. Both men denied prosecutors’ charges that...

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