• Kyodo


Bangkok will offer compensation to the family of a Japanese photographer who was gunned down, apparently by security forces, during antigovernment demonstrations in the capital in 2010, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday.

Yingluck told reporters before leaving Tuesday afternoon on an official trip to Japan that government officials will hand a letter of condolence to Hiroyuki Muramoto’s family and the Foreign Ministry will be responsible for compensation details for foreigners killed during the demonstrations, including Muramoto. “He has the right to get compensation like other victims, but I don’t have time to meet his family during the trip, due to tight schedules,” she added.

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