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Death Sentence Handed Down In Bo Nok Power Station Case


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Death sentence handed down in Bo Nok power station case

BANGKOK, Dec 30 (TNA) - Thailand's Criminal Court on Tuesday delivered a death sentence to a man on charges of masterminding the premeditated murder of a noted environmental activist four years ago.

Charoen Wat-aksorn, an environmental activist leading a campaign against the construction of two coal-fired power stations in Bo Nok of the southern province of Prachuab Khiri Khan, was gunned down in January, 2004.

Thanu Hinkaew was given the death sentence on charges of hiring the gunmen, identified as Saneh Lekluan and Prachuab Hinkaew, to kill Mr. Charoen, who had led the movement of Bo Nok villagers against a project to build the power plants which they feared would spoil the environment.

Both gunmen had died.

Two other suspects, namely Manote Hinkaew and Jua Hinkaew, were acquitted due to a lack of evidence. (TNA)

General News : Last Update : 19:10:27 30 December 2008 (GMT+7:00)

Source: TNA MCOT news

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