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Thailand court dissolves opposition Future Forward

After guilty ruling, Thanathorn says pro-democracy movement 'must stand firm'

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, Future Forward's leader, speaks to reporters in Bangkok on Feb. 21. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the disbandment of the Future Forward Party, the country's second-largest opposition group, ruling that it illegally accepted funds from its founder.

Sixteen executive members, of which 11 are parliamentarians, will be banned from running for office or being involved in a new party for 10 years.

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