The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Bangkok Criminal Court decision not to hear a petition from relatives of Tak Bai victims asking that it review the findings of the inquest by the Songkhla Provincial Court.
The Supreme Court ruled the Songkhla court has full authority in the Tak Bai inquest and the Bangkok court could not change its findings, as requested by relatives of the victims.
Thirty-four relatives of the 78 people who died in the 2004 crackdown on a protest in front of the Tak Bai police station filed an appeal with the Ratchada Criminal Court. They asked it to review the Songkhla inquest finding because it did not say who committed the act and caused the deaths.
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