‘The return of Mr. Shinawatra last August saw his sentence drastically reduced’


Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, right, sits in a vehicle with his daughter Paetongtarn in front of his residence after being released on parole, February 18, 2024, in Bangkok, Thailand. © Wason Wanichakorn, AP

“The return of Mr. Shinawatra last August saw his sentence drastically reduced [. . .] by royal pardon to just one year”, said Matt Hunt, FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Thailand. “This entire situation has been observed as kind of a nod by the conservative establishment, and it seems [. . .] that this is the most that he will get -escaping the full prison term”.

Source: Thanks france24