Security beefed up at Thailand’s court ahead of Thaksin’s case

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Thai government authorities have strengthened security measures at Thailand’s Supreme Court just nine days before the verdict of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s asset case, Thai media reported Tuesday.

As the Supreme Court Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions is going to deliver a verdict on Feb. 26 regarding whether to seize Thaksin’s 76.6 billion baht (2.3 billion U.S. dollars) in frozen assets, which were accumulated illegally when he was prime minister, threat against the judges and the court has increased recently.

On Sunday, a C-4 bomb was found in the court compound and was demolished by police bomb squad. The bomb was powerful enough to destroy the whole building, police said.

People from outside are forbidden to walk through the front gate area and each vehicle wishing to enter the area must be checked for suspicious items, the INN news agency quoted security staff at the court as saying.

People’s Daily Online

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