Thailand Confirms Fugitive Ex Leader Yingluck Is In UK

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's foreign minister said Tuesday that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last year to evade a prison sentence, is in Britain, after photos surfaced online apparently showing Yingluck in London.

Yingluck, whose government was ousted in a 2014 coup, was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison on Sept. 27 for negligence in instituting a money-losing rice subsidy program. She fled Thailand before the verdict and has called the case against her politically motivated.

She has not been seen in public since fleeing, but it had been generally assumed that Yingluck was in Dubai or London. Her brother, ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, maintains residences in both cities.

FILE - In this In this Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, arrives at parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's foreign minister says Yingluck, who fled the country last year to evade a prison sentence, is in Britain, after photos surfaced online apparently showing Yingluck in London. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

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Thailand Confirms Fugitive Ex Leader Yingluck Is In UK

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Thailand Confirms Fugitive Ex Leader Yingluck Is In UK