Jail sentence makes it highly unlikely Yingluck will ever return home
Thailand former prime minister skipped verdict in negligence case against her
Her decision to flee before a verdict leaves the populist movement she fronted leaderless and it also means she doesn’t become a martyr
Junta chief who seized power in 2014 cracked down on public dissent and granted himself the ability to pass any law in the name of national security
Defence ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich described the talks as ‘respectful, creative and friendly’
Analysts say such a stern punishment for all forms of graft was a further way for the ruling junta to control its opponents
Yingluck Shinawatra (born 21 June 1967),nicknamed Pu is a Thai businesswoman and politician, a member of the Pheu Thai Party who became the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election.
Yingluck was Thailand's first female Prime Minister and its youngest in over 60 years. She vacated her office due to the dissolution of the House of Representatives on 9 December 2013.