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Thailand asks for extradition of ex-premier

BANGKOK – Thailand has the British authorities for extradition is asked of Yingluck Shinawatra, who in 2014 was deposed as prime minister. She was in absentia sentenced to five years in prison for corruption.

In August last year she fled away to Britain. That happened shortly before the highest court of its sentenced. Thailand had an international arrest warrant against her was issued.

Yingluck Shinawatra received a penalty for tampering with rijstsubsidies that the country billions of euros has cost. She denies that she has done something wrong and called the process politically motivated.

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