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Ousted Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years

Posted Sep 27, 2017 by AFP
Thailand's top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for criminal negligence.
As former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's lawyers arrived at the Bangkok court  several hu...
As former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's lawyers arrived at the Bangkok court, several hundred supporters gathered outside chanted "we love" Yingluck, followed by "Dubai!"
Alisa Suwanrumpha, AFP

Thailand's top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for criminal negligence.

Yingluck, whose elected government was toppled in a 2014 coup, fled the country last month after being charged over her government's failed rice policy.

"The court found that the defendant is guilty as charged... the court has sentenced her to five years in prison and the court also unanimously agreed that the sentence will not be suspended," the judge said.