Verdict Due in Trial of Thailand's Missing Former PM Yingluck 1 234 567

Verdict Due in Trial of Thailand's Missing Former PM Yingluck

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Thailand's Supreme Court convicted and sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison on Wednesday for mismanaging a rice subsidy scheme that cost the country billions of dollars.

Yingluck fled abroad last month fearing that the military government, set up after a coup in 2014, would seek a harsh sentence.

For more than a decade, Thai politics have been dominated by a power struggle between Thailand's traditional elite, including the...

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