even if given probation, may be imprisoned
PUBLISHED: 14:51 on February 6, 2024.
The OAG official said on Tuesday that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is also facing a criminal charge of der guess that dates back to 2016. The solicitor general will make the decision.
According to Prayut Phetcharakhun, an attorney general’s official, the OAG received the situation from officers at the Technology Crime Suppression Division on February 16, 2016. On May 21, 2015, Thaksin was alleged to possess disparaged the king in remarks made in Seoul, South Korea.
According to official Prayut, attorney general Pongniwat Yuthapanboripan decided to prosecute Thaksin on September 19, 2016. Thaksin was a wanted felon at the time, and the former attorney general instructed authorities to request an arrest warrant from the Criminal Court. The permit was issued by the court.
Authorities presented the imprisonment warrant to the Department of Corrections and requested Thaksin’s confinement in the event that the 74-year-old previous prime minister  was released after he returned to his state on August 22, 2023.
Public prosecutors and authorities informed Thaksin of the der guess charge and a related pc crime charge on January 17 of this year. Thaksin denied the accusations and requested good treatment in writing. According to him, the current attorney general had not yet decided whether Thaksin may be charged.
The Department of Corrections has not responded to Thaksin’s demand for continued confinement, according to OAG deputy spokeswoman Nakhen Thongpraiwan. According to the law, the answer may be provided seven days prior to his discharge.
According to Mr. Nakhen, police interrogators may determine whether Thaksin may be given a temporary release during the questioning process if the previous PM’s detention was prolonged. Thaksin had not yet been questioned in this instance.
Sahakarn Phetnarin, the changes director general, stated on Tuesday that Thaksin met the requirements for pardon because he was elderly, sick, and had completed at least one-third of his prison sentence. According to Mr. Sahakarn, his ministry had already created a list of prisoners who were eligible for parole for the justice minister and parole committee to review.
In an interview with Chosun Ilbo in Seoul in May 2015, Thaksin asserted that secret council members supported the coup that toppled his younger sister Yingluck Shinawatra’s state on May 22, 2014.
The interview’s film tape received a lot of attention on Thai social media.
According to the police, remarks made during the interview may have violated both the machine crime law and the der qualifications law. The stability guess laws, or Section 112 of the Criminal Code, stipulates that each offense carries a sentence of 3 to 15 years in prison.
Thaksin returned to Thailand on August 22, 2023, after 15 times of self-imposed banishment. The Supreme Court imposed an eight-year prison sentence on him for his prior and resolved legal situations. Afterwards, royal mercy reduced the sentence to one month.
Changes officers decided that he should be transferred to Police General Hospital  on the first day of his remain at Bangkok Remand Prison due to his severe symptoms.
On August 22, 2023, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra greeted followers at the airports in Don Mueang. ( Photo: Chatpattarasill, Pattaropong )