Patrick WinnMay 19, 2012 05:00
BANGKOK, Thailand — The anonymous phone calls began a month or two after Kamolket Akahad, a 25-year-old volunteer medic, was shot dead during a guns-blazing Thai army crackdown. Bangkok was still reeling from its bloodiest political violence in decades: a series of April-May 2010 clashes pitting troops against the anti-establishment “Red Shirts” street movement. The crisis had recently wounded 2,000 and left 75 civilians and eight soldiers dead. But even then, Kamolket’s family had already started a crusade to identify and punish her killer.