BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been granted parole, according to local media reports citing Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong.

Thaksin, who is serving a one-year sentence is being treated at a police hospital. He was on a list of 930 prisoners who were considered elderly or ill and approved for parole, according to media.

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Chayut Setboonsarng, Edited by Kanupriya Kapoor)

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