HEADLINE Thai junta continues to seize assets of Yingluck

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Thai junta continues to seize assets of Yingluck

By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app

17:14, January 31, 2018

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Photo taken on July 21, 2017 shows that former Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at the Supreme Court for the last day of her hearing in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo: AP)

Bangkok (People's Daily) - Thailand's Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawartra, and will continue to confiscate her assets.

Yingluck reportedly fled to London after being sentenced to five years in prison and fined about 30 million baht ($900,000) over a rice subsidy scheme last year. The Thai government proposed a freeze of her assets and Yingluck filed a motion in court to revoke the confiscation in 2017. The court denied her appeal, saying she needs more evidence to prove the move is illegal.

According to Yingluck's lawyer, the Thai junta has not auctioned off her frozen assets and her legal team plans to appeal the ruling again. 

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