Posted: Oct 29, 2013 1:01 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2013 1:02 AM
BANGKOK (AP) A former Thai prime minister and his deputy say they will fight any legal charges against them for their alleged role in the death of anti-government demonstrators during a bloody 2010 crackdown.
Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told reporters Tuesday that he and former deputy prime minister, Suthep Thaugsuban, are innocent in part because a Bangkok city court ruled at the time that the protest which had shut down a vast swath of downtown Bangkok for more than two months was unlawful.
Thai prosecutors on Monday announced they are seeking an indictment against the pair.
More than 90 people, most of them protesters, were killed during the "Red Shirt" rallies, which saw tens of thousands of people camp out in Bangkok to try to force Abhisit to call early elections.