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Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin spotted leaving hospital on day of parole.

Thailand’s Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Seen Leaving Hospital

Thaksin Shinawatra’s Release on Parole

Thailand’s former Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, was spotted leaving a hospital in a vehicle on Sunday morning, marking his departure after six months of detention. The 74-year-old billionaire had been scheduled for release on parole, as announced by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. However, there was no immediate confirmation from Thaksin’s lawyer regarding his formal release.

Thaksin’s Political Legacy

Thaksin, who has been a prominent and controversial figure in Thai politics for the past two decades, has been in self-imposed exile for 15 years to avoid a jail sentence related to abuse of power and conflicts of interest. His return to Thai soil after 16 years marks a significant moment in the country’s political landscape.

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Return from Exile

Thaksin’s dramatic return from exile in August was met with enthusiastic crowds, only to be swiftly taken into custody to serve an eight-year prison sentence. Nonetheless, his transfer to a hospital due to health issues on his first night in jail led to his six-month detention at the medical facility.

Freedom on Thai Soil

The sight of Thaksin leaving the hospital in a black Mercedes van, accompanied by his youngest daughter, Paetongtarn Shinawatra, signifies his first taste of freedom on Thai soil in nearly 16 years. The scene marked a momentous occasion for his supporters and detractors alike.

Thaksin’s presence in Thai politics has been deeply polarizing, and his return from exile has once again thrust him into the limelight. The events surrounding his release and departure from the hospital are sure to have a lasting impact on Thailand’s political landscape.

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