Thailand to probe human rights violations by former government Jaime Jansen at 10:09 AM ET
[JURIST] Thai interim Prime Minister Chulanont Surayud [official website; BBC profile] Thursday promised to investigate allegations of human rights violations by the government of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra [BBC profile]. Speaking to Muslim leaders in the southern Pattani province, Surayud apologized for the former government's crackdown on an Islamic insurgency in the country's southern region and said the government will allow a limited use of Islamic Law in such cases as inheritance and family disputes. Nearly 2,000 people have died in sectarian violence in the Muslim-dominated provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat since 2004.
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