Thailand’s Supreme Court Clears Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Charges

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Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been vindicated by a unanimous ruling from the Supreme Court.

This clears her legal battles and potentially paves the way for her return to the country after over 6 years in self-exile. 

The ruling, delivered on Monday, effectively quashes the last remaining case against her brought by the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

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Yingluck Shinawatra cleared 

Yingluck Shinawatra, 56 had been embroiled in legal turmoil since 2022, facing allegations related to events that occurred during her tenure between 2013 and 2014. 

The charges centered on accusations that she granted publicity rights to two newspapers for an infrastructure roadshow without following a competitive bidding process. It was alleged she had misallocated public funds totaling 240 million baht ($6.7 million USD).