Ex-Thai PM Charged in Protest Deaths

    Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva gestures during a parliament vote to endorse the country's new prime minister in Bangkok on August 5, 2011. Yingluck Shinawatra, the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra, became politically turbulent Thailand's first female prime minister after parliament endorsed her crushing election victory. AFP PHOTO / Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was charged on Thursday with ordering live ammunition to be used on anti-government protesters in May 2010. More than 90 people died in the demonstrations, when supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra took to the streets of Bangkok, insisting on reform. Abhisit’s former deputy prime minister, Suthep Thaugsuban, was also charged for his role in the crackdown.

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