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Red shirts plan protest for amnesty, compensation

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Red shirts are threatening to rally later this month to demand the government grant amnesty to all political prisoners and to compensate all those acquitted. 

Compensation for red shirts charged, detained and later acquitted of charges laid during the 2010 violence has been slow in coming, increasing dissatisfaction among those affected.

Arthit Baosuwan, one of nine acquitted defendants in the CentralWorld mall looting case, told the Bangkok Post that only a few dozen detainees were eligible for the next round of payouts approved by the government a month ago.

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