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Kanit to chair extrajudicial killings probe

Former attorney general Kanit Na Nakhon has agreed to chair a special committee to investigate some 2,500 extra-judicial killings carried out during former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's 'war on drugs campaign', Justice Minister Charnchai Likhitjittha said Friday.

Mr. Charnchai added that he already signed a proposal to be submitted for Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont for consideration.

"The special committee will be tasked with an investigation to find out the truth about the deaths as well as to identify remedial measures for their relatives," said Mr. Charnchai.

Another major reason to set up the special committee, the minister said, was to provide clarification on this matter among international community.

"The community formation has been initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," the minister said. (TNA)


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