While Thaksin's lawyer said in November that Thaksin was ready to face charges of corruption [JURIST report] that have been levied against him, he told reporters in Bangkok Tuesday that in light of the freezing of his assets, Thaksin "will return to Thailand sooner than his original plan." Some Thai commentators say that the asset seizure is a political move designed to prevent Thaksin from funding forces opposed to the coup. Protests by Thaksin supporters have grown [JURIST report] in recent weeks, with one last weekend drawing approximately 10,000 people. Reuters has more.
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