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Democrats to file suit against Tarit

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The Democrat Party's legal team has resolved to next week file a criminal suit against Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdit and three DSI investigators for having filed false murder charges against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his former deputy Suthep Thaugsuban in their handling of the red-shirt protests in 2010. 

Thavorn Senneam, an adviser of the legal team, said a lawsuit would be filed by Mr Abhisit and Mr Suthep, as the first and second plaintiffs, with the Criminal Court next week alleging violation of Articles 157, 200 and 209 of the Criminal Code.

A petition would not be filed with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) because the Democrats wanted the court to quickly consider and rule on the case, he said.

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