Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been hospitalised following health concerns on his first night in jail after returning from exile.
It said the action was to avoid the risk that could threaten his life after developing symptoms of chest tightness, hypertension, and low blood oxygen levels.
Thaksin was Thailand’s premier from 2001 to 2006, after he was overthrown in a military coup.
He was accused of corruption and abuse of power, as well as disrespect for the monarchy.
In 2008, he fled the country into exile to avoid imprisonment.
He was put behind bars upon arrival to serve an eight-year sentence due to several convicted charges.