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Thai ex-prime minister Shinawatra to be indicted for royal defamation

May 30, 2024

Bangkok [Thailand], May 30: Thailand's ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be indicted for allegedly defaming the monarchy, just three months after being released on parole from prison, the Bangkok Post newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The former prime minister is facing indictment by the attorney general for lese-majesty and computer crimes after an interview he gave in South Korea in 2015.
Thaksin has been summoned to appear before the public prosecutor's office on June 18, according to the Bangkok Post.
Thaksin, who made his fortune in the telecoms industry and held office from 2001 to 2006, is facing accusations of jeopardizing national security. (DPA)
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