The Constitutional Tribunal disbands Thai Rak Thai
The Constitutional Tribunal Judges found Thai Rak Thai Party guilty of violating the electoral laws and ordered it to be disbanded.
They also revoked the voting rights of the party's 118 executives for five years.
The judges said that senior members of the party, Thamarak Isarangura and Pongsak Ruktapongpisal, guilty of paying and hiring small parties to run in the April 2 national election.
They dismissed the party's arguments that the party's executives were not aware of both members' wrongdoings. They said it was impossible that the executives did not know the wrongdoings.
The party's executives sitting in the court room, including acting party leader Chaturon Chaisang, greeted the verdict with grim face.