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For now, ex-Thai prime minister safe in Montenegro

  In this April 26, 2010 file photo, former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra waves as he walks out of a bank in Podgorica, Montenegro.  A Thai c...
 Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic attends the opening of the annual Interpol regional European conference, in the Montenegrin seaside resor...

Montenegro Thaksin

In this April 26, 2010 file photo, former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra waves as he walks out of a bank in Podgorica, Montenegro. A Thai c...

Montemegro Thailand Politics

Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic attends the opening of the annual Interpol regional European conference, in the Montenegrin seaside resor...

Montenegro says ex-Thai Premier Thaksin Shinawatra won't be extradited or put to justice without valid proof or an international arrest warrant.
Thai authorities this week accused Thaksin of terrorism and charged him for his alleged role in the deadly Bangkok street protests by his supporters. The charges carry a possible death sentence.
Thaksin has acquired a Montenegrin passport and reported is staying occasionally in a seaside villa the tiny Balkan country.
Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic told The Associated Press on Thursday that Montenegro gave Thaksin citizenship partly because of his planned multimillion investments in Montenegro's tourism. Djukanovic said "we have mechanisms to correct our decisions" if need be.


Updated : 2021-07-25 11:15 GMT+08:00