Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder Thursday in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three years ago, prosecutors said.
"We have indicted him," Nanthasak Poonsuk, a spokesman for the attorney general's office, told AFP outside the Bangkok court where the closed-door hearing was held. "The court accepts to hear the case."
More than 90 people died and nearly 1,900 were wounded in the crackdown on "Red Shirt" demonstrations against a government headed by Abhisit, who is now opposition leader. The indictment comes as fresh political turmoil shakes the Thai capital.