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Bangkok (VNA) - Thailand's Supreme Court on August 31 dismissed a case against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for ordering a crackdown on demonstrators protesting against his government in 2010.

More than 90 people were killed in the unrest, one of the two-month protest of the red-shirted force to support former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Bangkok in 2010.

Abhisit and his deputy, Suthep Thaugsuban, were accused of murder and attempted murder in connection with the crackdown on Thaksin's red-shirted supporters to end their street protest.

The Supreme Court upheld rulings by lower courts that the police's Department of Special Investigation had no jurisdiction to bring the case.

It was brought in 2014, before the government of Thaksin's sister, then Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, was ousted after weeks of violent anti-government protests by yellow-shirted supporters of the establishment.

Statistics showed that 99 people were killed during the protest, along with about 2,000 injured people.

Thanawut Wichaidit, spokesman for the pro-Shinawatra United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, said the group had already petitioned the Anti-Corruption Commission to take the case against Abhisit and Suthep back to court.-VNA