DSI urged to reveal findings on Pathum Wanaram Temple killingsSubmitted by prachatai on Wed, 10/11/2010 - 16:08
The mother of a paramedic killed at Pathum Wanaram Temple on 19 May has urged the Department of Special Investigation to reveal the results of autopsies carried out on those who were killed and protested against the indefinite postponement in announcing the results by the DSI Director-General.
On 8 Nov, Phayao Akkahad, mother of Kamonkade, told reporters at the DSI that she was disappointed that the agency had indefinitely postponed its announcement of the autopsy results. She believed that it had acquired plenty of evidence, and many witnesses had been summoned for interrogation.
She said that the DSI staff had been active on their work, but its senior officers did not want to reveal the information to the public and family members of those who were killed. The agency should at least report any progress it has made, and it has promised to finish the investigation in 45 days, she said.
However, some DSI officials insisted to her that progress had been made in the investigation, and if she wanted any specific information, she could call and ask. The announcement of the findings will take place soon, because the press have continued to follow this issue, the officials said.
When asked about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, she said that she had not heard anything from them, not even a phone call or a letter.