The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has decided not to indict fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges for speaking to protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) protesters via video conference in 2010.
Vinai Damrongmongkolkul, an inspector general attached to the OAG, said Attorney General Atthapol Yaisawang made the decision after seeing in the video links that Thaksin, who is in self-exile abroad, did not ask the protesters to do anything against the law, burn down government offices, or incite the abolition of the constitution.
Moreover, the calls via video conference were made from outside the country. There was not sufficient evidence to support the Department of Special Investigation's recommendation for Thaksin to be charged with inciting others to commit an act of terrorism.
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