泰国吊销被罢免的前总理英拉的护照

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月1日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

(资料照)泰国被罢免的前总理英拉
(资料照)泰国被罢免的前总理英拉

泰国说,有关部门已经吊销了被罢免的前总理英拉的护照。英拉涉嫌混乱大米补贴计划案,上个月在法院宣布判决前逃离了这个国家。

泰国外交部说,英拉携带了两本外交护照和两本私人护照。

泰国最高法院九月份认定英拉犯有玩忽职守罪,缺席判决她五年监禁,因为英拉在判决宣布前就逃离了泰国。

泰国政府在大米计划中损失10亿多美元,政府的目标是以高于市场的价格从贫穷农民手中购买大米,然后高价转售。

英拉否认有关指控,称这些指控有政治动机。泰国外交部说,据信英拉目前住在英国,但是不知道她的确切下落。

Thailand Revokes Passports of Ousted Prime Minister

Thailand says it has revoked the passports of ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last month before facing sentencing in connection with a botched rice subsidy program.

The Foreign Ministry says Yingluck carried two diplomatic passports and two personal ones.

Yingluck was convicted by Thailand's supreme court in September on charges of negligence and sentenced in absentia to five years in prison, as she fled Thailand before the verdict was announced.

The government lost over $1 billion in the scheme, which bought rice at above-market prices from poor farmers and aimed to resell it later at a higher price.

Yingluck has denied the charges, claiming they were politically motivated. The foreign ministry says it is believed she is living in the United Kingdom, but her exact whereabouts are unknown.