Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has been granted bail after returning to Thailand following 17 months of self-imposed exile.
The former Thai prime minister was ordered by the Supreme Court to post bail pending trial on corruption charges which will begin on 12th March. He is also barred from leaving the country without permission.
Thaksin, who after several weeks of negotiations, is confident the ruling PPP party will clear him, will then attempt to regain control of the assets that were seized and frozen last year.
He had earlier told reporters before arriving in Thailand: “I believe in the Thai justice system, especially the court system. Normally in justice systems everywhere, a person is innocent until proved guilty.”