OAG to file Thaksin extradition request with UK

(BangkokPost.com) - The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) will immediately coordinate with the British authority to extradite ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra to Thailand after the Supreme Court on Tuesday found him guilty in the Ratchadaphisek land deal case and sentenced him to two years imprisonment, according to Attorney-General's Special Litigation Department director-general Seksan Bangsombun.

"The prosecutors will soon make a copy of the court verdict and pass it on to Britain to quickly extradite him," Mr Seksan told reporters.

He said the court’s verdict will be transcribed into English and it will be forwarded to Britain.

However, the amount of time to bring back the former premier to Thailand would depend on the British authorities, not the Attorney-General, he said.

The OAG has formed a working body to work on this matter, he added.