Thaksin’s parole must wait until February: official

Thaksin's parole must wait until February: official
Thaksin's parole must wait until February: official
Thaksin Shinawatra, a former prime minister, waves to his followers as he arrives at Don Muang Airport on August 22. ( Image: Pattarapong Chatpattarsill )

According to the Department of Corrections, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has until February of next year to submit a pardon software.

An inmate who is unwell and is 70 years old or older can only apply for parole after serving at least one-third of his jail term or a minimum of six months in prison, according to Sitthi Sutivong, deputy director-general of the department, who made the announcement on Monday.

Thaksin, 74, had serve at least six months in prison before submitting a pardon request because the longer time of his one-year prison is required by law, according to Mr. Sitthi. Four months make up one-third of a time in prison.

The six-month looking time will come to an end in February of the following year. The management of his prison may take a pardon request to the Department of Corrections once the requirements have been met, he said.

The department’s pardon committee meets once a month.

Thaksin remained at Police General Hospital to get ongoing care, according to Mr. Sitthi, and the doctor will document its assessment of the previous prime minister’s wellbeing to the Department of Corrections once his stay there has lasted 30 nights( as of this Thursday ).

The department did finally decide, according to Mr. Sitthi, whether or not he should be sent back to Bangkok Remand Prison.

According to Mr. Sitthi, the adjustments director-general may allow Thaksin’s continued care outside the prison if his situation does not get better or his physician insists that he must continue receiving care at the hospital.

After spending 15 times in self-exile, Thaksin, 74, arrived back in Thailand early on August 22. During his presence, he had been found guilty, given a sentence, and accused of new offenses.

The Supreme Court ordered him to remain imprisoned for eight years for the three finalized situations on the same day. His sentence in prison was reduced by HM the King to one month and a half.