Thai court halts graft case against ousted Thaksin

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BANGKOK, Sep 25 (Reuters) A Thai court decided today to suspend a corruption case against ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife, who have lived in exile in London since last year's bloodless coup.

The nine-judge Supreme Court for Political Appointees panel said the case against the couple, for whom arrest warrants were issued in August, would restart only when prosecutors brought them to court.

''The court decided to suspend the case and the trial will resume when the two defendants are found,'' chief judge Thonglor Chomngam told reporters.

''Although the plaintiff has claimed that the extradition process will take about 90 days, there is no clear indication when the two defendants will be presented in court,'' he said.

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