The source said, where the fleeing Thailand’s ex-Prime Minister Shinawatra

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in photolanguage Shinawatra. Archival photoThe source said, where the fleeing Thailand’s ex-Prime Minister Shinawatra© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra who fled the country in late August before the announcement of the verdict in her case on criminal negligence, is currently in London, told RIA Novosti on Friday a source in the party «Phya Thai» («For Thailand»), which was formerly led by Shinawatra.

Earlier Friday, the media reported that Shinawatra, has not made any public statements after his escape from the country and not rozhlasova your location is in London. It was also noted that the former Prime Minister appealed to the British authorities with a request for political asylum.

«The party is now all say that Yingluck Shinawatra is in London, it seems to me, is already an established fact. About what she might ask for political asylum in England, too, they say, and this may be true,» — told RIA Novosti source, former member of Parliament from the party «Phya Thai». «However, this time I don’t think it’s very important: ask the former Prime Minister of asylum or not, in any case, a criminal case in which she was jailed in Thailand for five years in prison, is so politicized that no court in the world decides to extradite her to Thailand», — said the interlocutor of the Agency, a lawyer by training. In international extradition treaties and the extradition laws of most countries there is no standard formulation of the impossibility of extradition of persons persecuted in their country for political reasons, said the source.

The court acquitted Shinawatra to the charges associated with the condoning of corruption in the implementation of the programme, which was part of its election promises, noting in the verdict that the former Prime Minister took steps to prevent corruption. At the same time, the court found Shinawatra guilty of negligence for knowing about the fictitious nature of the transaction for the sale of rice, which concluded with a fake company from China Minister of Commerce in her office, she prevented this fictitious transaction. On this charge Shinawatra was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison.

Earlier, on August 25, Minister of Commerce in her office Boonsong Tejapira was sentenced to 42 years in prison for an intergovernmental deal, which the court recognized to be fictitious. Sentencing Shinawatra was held on 25 August, however, due to her failure to appear that day in the court hearing on her case was postponed to September 27 for the Shinawatra issued the arrest warrant. According to Thai authorities, Shinawatra left Thailand on August 23, secretly moved by land to Cambodia, where he started in Dubai, where the emigration of her elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra, a former Prime Minister of Thailand, was sentenced in absentia in 2008 the Thai Supreme court to two years ‘ imprisonment for insider real estate deal. Media reports that Shinawatra is in London since September 11, the Thai authorities did not confirm.

«According to our foreign Minister, Shinawatra is in Dubai. We have already addressed Interpol regarding her whereabouts,» — said Friday the Vice-Prime Minister for security Affairs and the Minister of defence of Thailand, General Rules Wongsuwan.

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