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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2701

Thakshin holding Nicaraguan diplomatic Passport

Bangkok, 19 April, (Asiantribune.com): It is now confirmedThaksin ShinawatraThaksin Shinawatra that Nicaragua has issued a passport for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tharit Charungwat said on Friday that the Ministry has verified reports and can now confirm that the government of Nicaragua has issued a diplomatic passport for Mr. Thaksin, in his capacity as a special envoy for foreign investment.

This travel document allows Mr. Thaksin – wanted in Thailand now for inciting this week’s political riots – the mobility of travelling to various countries.

To the question of bringing Mr. Thaksin back for prosecution in Thailand, Mr. Tharit said the foreign minister has communicated with governments around the world to explain the charges the ex-premier is facing in Thailand including the most recent one.

The Thai ambassador to Mexico met with the Nicaraguan ambassador to that nation on Friday (April 17), to convey the message that Thai government does not wish to see Mr. Thaksin using any country passport as an off-shore base to destabilise the Kingdom.
The Thai ambassador also requested Nicaragua to extradite Mr Thaksin, although Thailand and Nicaragua have no extradition treaty. Mr. Tharit said Thailand is prepared to do one with Nicaragua immediately if need be.

- Asian Tribune -

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