Yingluck’s conviction resets Thailand’s politics

Ex-leader's in absentia guilty verdict strengthens junta rule and raises new uncertainty about the military's vow to restore democracy

Bangkok, September 27, 2017 4:23 PM (UTC+8)
A 'Red Shirt' supporter holds a picture of of ousted former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra while waiting for the verdict in a negligence trial involving Yingluck at the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand, September 27, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha
A 'Red Shirt' supporter holds a picture of of ousted former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra while waiting for the verdict in a negligence trial involving Yingluck at the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand, September 27, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha
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