SC: Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to 5 years in prison.

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Thailand’s Supreme Court has sentenced former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to 5 years in prison.

Yingluck is accused of negligence relating to a rice subsidy scheme for Thai farmers that resulted in multi-billion-dollar losses to the nation.

She is  believed to have fled the country last month. The court session delivered the  verdict  in her abstention, initially was to have been delivered.

She has said the charges are politically motivated.

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