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BANGKOK - Thailand revoked the passport of Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday, escalating a campaign against the fugitive former premier and his allies for allegedly inciting deadly anti-government protests.
Police said they were also hunting the main organisers of the demonstrations that left two people dead and 123 injured this week, after a court issued arrest warrants for Thaksin and 12 top supporters. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has vowed to prosecute all leaders of the rallies, which broke up on Tuesday after troops threatened to use force against thousands of demonstrators outside his offices.
Government spokesperson Panitan Wattanayagorn said Thaksin's passport was withdrawn for inciting protests that forced the cancellation of a summit of Asian leaders on the Thai coast on Saturday. He was ousted in a coup in 2006 and lives in exile to avoid a two-year jail term for corruption. His diplomatic passport was cancelled in December. - Sapa-AFP