Thai Thaksin & Sibling media briefing muster support

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has criticized the country’s military-led interim government, saying that “there’s no justice” in his country.

Thaksin was briefing  media Saturday in Tokyo. He was with his sister, Yingluck Shinawatra who was ousted as prime minister.

Both fled Thailand before court rulings on accusations about their policies while they were in office. Thaksin argued both he and his sister were convicted unjustly under the interim government. They are currently based in London.

Thaksin said Thailand has neither democracy nor freedom of speech.

He was asked about a general election that the interim government is expected to hold by next February as a step to return to democratic rule. He said he believes pro-Thaksin camps can win.

The siblings have been travelling around the world and meeting supporters. They will leave Japan on Sunday for China.

media agencies

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