Jailed former Thai PM Thaksin to be freed

The Thai Ministry of Justice announced that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is now eligible for parole after serving six months of his sentence and being over 70 years of age. However for context, we need to step back to August 2023, when Mr. Shinawatra returned to Thailand to face justice, stemming from abuse of power charges related to his time as prime minister. FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Bangkok, Thailand Matt Hunt reports. 

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