A Thai judge shot himself in a courtroom after delivering a rare speech railing against the country's justice system.
Kanakorn Pianchana acquitted five Muslim men of murder on Friday before calling for a fairer judiciary.
He then recited a legal oath, pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the chest.
But the judge survived and was rushed to hospital where he is recovering from his injuries.
After acquitting the five men of murder and firearms offences, he addressed the court with an impassioned speech that he broadcast live on Facebook.
But local media reported that the judge could have been referring to the case he had just ruled on.
Rights groups have alleged that security forces trump up charges against Muslim suspects in the Malay-Muslim majority region. »