Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra

Thaksin granted bail, surrenders passport, banned from going abroad

The Criminal Court has granted bail to paroled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but he has had to surrender his passport after being formally indicted on charges of lèse majesté and violation of the Computer Crime Act today.

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The court agreed to grant Thaksin release on remand on a Bt500,000 bail bond, on the grounds that he is elderly, has denied the charges, was granted bail during the investigating process and has a permanent residence with his family.

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