Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been cleared of charges related to mishandling government funds.

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, currently residing in exile, has been acquitted by a Thai court of charges related to mishandling funds for a government project in 2013. This ruling represents the most recent legal victory for the influential family of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The verdict comes shortly after Thaksin, Yingluck’s brother, was released on parole concerning corruption-related offenses. Thaksin’s return to Thailand last year, following over a decade of self-imposed exile, led to his detainment in a hospital for six months before being granted clemency due to his age and health condition. His release, after nearly twenty years of tension between his populist political faction and Thailand’s conservative royalist establishment, sparked speculation about Yingluck’s potential return. This verdict adds to Yingluck’s favorable legal outcomes, following her removal from office in 2014. In December of the previous year, the same court acquitted Yingluck of abuse of power charges relating to a personnel transfer she supervised.

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