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Dr Lee Jones, The trial of Yingluck Shinawatra

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Dr Lee Jones appeared on BBC World News to discuss the trial of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. He said: “It’s perhaps not too surprising that she has fled abroad because this a very politically motivated trial. So, the judiciary has essentially allied with the military, which is part of a wider force in Thai society trying to dismantle the political machine that was built up by Yingluck’s brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, and has won every Thai election since 2001.”
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