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Drama Mixes with Crime in Thailand's Public Re-enactments

In Thailand, the public doesn't have to settle for “perp walks,” where police trot high-profile suspects past the media on their way to court or jail. Authorities here make the accused go through all the motions of their alleged crimes - robberies, murders and even rapes - while the cameras roll. The re-enactments are so much like theater that actors are sometimes hired to play victims. A long-running debate over their fairness and usefulness was reignited this week when a key suspect...

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