Yingluck Shinawatra made history six years ago by becoming Thailand’s first female prime minister.
Now she is a fugitive – just like her brother, Thaksin, who was also prime minister – and wanted for corruption at home.
Yingluck was supposed to be in the Supreme Court on Friday to hear the verdict after a two-year long trial.
She faces 10 years in prison if convicted.
Why is Yingluck, who comes from a political dynasty, so controversial in Thailand?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Kasit Promya – Former Foreign Minister of Thailand
Verapat Pariyawong – Visiting scholar at SOAS University of London
Sean Boonpracong – Former National Security Adviser to Yingluck Shinawatra’s government
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