Thai Court issues arrest warrant out against corruption accused former prime minister

Thai Court issues arrest warrant out against corruption accused former prime minister

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The Thai Supreme court has on Friday a warrant of arrest issued against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. They did not show up for the verdict in the corruptiezaak that against her should, and is, according to yet unconfirmed sources from its surroundings had fled the country.

After Shinawatra is not on the seat, appeared, shifted the Supreme court verdict to september 27. According to the judges carried out the ex-premier ear problems as an excuse for her absence.

“We do not think that the defendant is sick. We think that the defendant has hidden or fled”, let the Supreme court know, in a statement.

According to sources close to the family of Shinawatra is the former prime minister of the country fled. The Thai immigratiepolitie said earlier that there is no evidence for it. Police chief Nanthathorn Prousoontorn said: “I believe that she is still in Thailand. If they are found, they are arrested.”

The lawyer of the former prime minister later said on Friday did not know where Shinawatra. “Last day or the last two days I have no direct contact with Yingluck had, but with her team.”


Shinawatra is in a case regarding a subsidy program for farmers. That was surrounded by corruption. According to the prosecutors saw Shinawatra by the fingers. The former prime minister denies that the positive and blames the current military rulers of a witch hunt. She is risking a prison term of up to ten years.

In 2014, it was Shinawatra deposed by the Thai Constitutional Court. Then committed the army to a coup d’état, say the order and to restore democracy.

The Thai former minister of Commerce is Friday because of the rijstschandaal sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 42 years.

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