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Thai court orders Thaksin's party disbanded

A security guard stands next to a portrait of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra displayed at Thai Rak Thai party headquarter in Bangkok May 29, 2007. Thai judges said on Wednesday the party of Thaksin was guilty of the first of two charges of election breaches which could see his party disbanded and its top officials barred from politics. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai judges ordered the party of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra disbanded on Wednesday after it was found guilty of breaking election laws.

Thaksin’s Thai Rak Thai (Thais Love Thais) party, which won landslide election victories in 2001 and 2005, was found guilty of two charges of wrongdoing in last year’s inconclusive poll, which he had called to defuse street protests against him.