Jailed former Thai PM Thaksin granted parole – local media

By Thomson Reuters Feb 12, 2024 | 9:27 PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been granted parole, according to local media reports citing Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong.

Thaksin, who is serving a one-year sentence is being treated at a police hospital. He was on a list of 930 prisoners who were considered elderly or ill and approved for parole, according to media.

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Chayut Setboonsarng, Edited by Kanupriya Kapoor)