The BBC has this story today:
Investigators in Thailand have reversed an earlier finding into the killing of a Reuters cameraman during red-shirt anti government protests last April.
Officials from the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) now say Hiro Muramoto was shot by an AK47, a gun not used by Thai soldiers.
An earlier leaked report blamed the military for shooting the cameraman.
Critics say the investigations into how 89 people died in last year’s protests have been hurt by interference.
Hiro Muramoto, a Japanese cameraman working for Reuters, was killed on 10 April last year.
Thai soldiers were trying to clear many thousands of anti-government protesters, known as red-shirts, from the streets of Bangkok.
They failed – five soldiers died in the attempt and 20 civilians.
Mr Muramoto died from a bullet through his chest.
An earlier finding by the DSI had concluded this was fired by an M16 from an army-held position that night. Witnesses from the scene agreed.
The military was unhappy with that finding and army sources have told reporters that a military officer was assigned to help the DSI’s investigation.
Photo: Reuters via BBC.