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How Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra went from prime minister to fugitive abroad and back home again

Feb. 19, 2024 09:04 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thaksin Shinawatra, the billionaire former prime minister of Thailand, made a dramatic return home after more than a decade of self-imposed exile. He was detained in a hospital for six months and on Sunday, Thaksin was released on parole for corruption-related...

Thai ex-Prime Minister Thaksin, just freed from detention, may still face a royal defamation charge

Feb. 19, 2024 03:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai prosecutors said Monday that further investigation is needed to decide whether to bring former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to trial for defaming the monarchy, just a day after he was freed from a prison sentence on other charges he was serving in a hospital. ...

Thai ex-Prime Minister Thaksin is free on parole, but can he restore his old political luster?

Feb. 18, 2024 23:32 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the Southeast Asian nation’s most controversial politician for more than two decades, was released on parole early Sunday from a Bangkok hospital where he spent six months serving time for corruption-related offenses. ...

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra freed on parole after 6 months of detention in a hospital

Feb. 17, 2024 18:18 PM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra freed on parole after 6 months of detention in a hospital.

Jailed former Thai PM Thaksin gets parole, capping a reconciliation with military that ousted him

Feb. 13, 2024 03:21 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who last year returned from more than a decade of self-imposed exile to serve a prison sentence for misdeeds committed while in office, has been granted parole and could be released this weekend, the country’s justice...

Thai prosecutors say former Prime Minister Thaksin is being investigated for royal defamation

Feb. 06, 2024 07:02 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — State prosecutors in Thailand said Tuesday they have revived an investigation into whether former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra almost nine years ago violated the law against defaming the monarch, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Thaksin had been...

Thai court acquits several anti-Thaksin protesters who occupied Bangkok airports in 2008

Jan. 17, 2024 21:26 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen protesters who had occupied Bangkok’s two airports in 2008 of charges of rebellion and terrorism related to their demonstration, which at the time disrupted travel in and out of the country for more than a week. ...

Thai officials, accused of coddling jailed ex-PM, say not calling him 'inmate' is standard practice

Jan. 16, 2024 22:04 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is serving a prison sentence after being convicted of wrongdoing in office, but he shouldn't be called an inmate, the country’s Correction Department declared Tuesday. The agency felt it necessary to explain that it is...