Yingluck was facing charges of negligence in a controversial rice subsidies scheme that carry a sentence of 10 years in prison

A Thai court is seeking an arrest warrant for former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, toppled by military generals who took power in a 2014 coup, after she failed to appear to hear the verdict in her long-running trial.

Thousands of supporters had massed outside the country’s supreme court on Friday morning to witness the outcome of the trial over allegations of failing to prevent alleged corruption.

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