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  • 27 Aug 2017 at 17:31
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Yingluck Shinawatra has always surprised the public - from the day she entered politics to the day she did not turn up at the Supreme Court.

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Pheu Thai party-list candidate Yingluck Shinawatra embraces a pastoral mood with the party's deputy spokesman Jirayu Huangsap as he launches his election campaign in his constituency of Klong Sam Wa in Bangkok on June 5, 2011. — CHANAT KATANYU


Ms Yingluck is surrounded by key supporters of the party and red-shirt leaders during her last election speech in driving rain at the Rajamangala Stadium on July 2, 2011. — APICHART JINAKUL


Pheu Thai's top party-list candidate Yingluck thanks supporters for the poll victory at the party's head office on July 4, 2011. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


Then prime minister Yingluck stands on the roof of Government House to pay respects and ask for blessings from a sacred shrine on the premises during her first day at work on Aug 16, 2011. — PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD


Ms Yingluck gets off her brand new car on Aug 19, 2011. The number "62" in her car's licence plate matches a lottery prize for the Aug 16 draw. — CHANAT KATANYU


The then prime minister asks for the right to speak during the debate on the government's policy statement on Aug 26, 2011. — THITI WANNAMONTHA


Ms Yingluck inspects the Bang Chom Sri sluice gate in In Buri district of Sing Buri on Oct 3, 2011. — PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD


Then prime minister Yingluck and then army chief Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha walk past honour guards during her visit to the army headquarters on Dec 15, 2011. — CHANAT KATANYU


Ms Yingluck observes an exercise of the Royal Thai Navy at Sattahip Naval Base in Chon Buri on April 3, 2012. — PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD


The prime minister Yingluck and then army chief Prayut Chan-o-cha sit inside an armoured vehicle as they watch a joint Thai-Singaporean military exercise code-named Kotchasee 2012 in Watthana Nakhon district of Sa Kaeo on April 6, 2012. — PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD


Ms Yingluck hands out the first lot of farmers' credit cards to representatives from 18 northeastern provinces in a ceremony held in Kaset Wisai, Roi Et, on July 30, 2012. — APICHIT JINAKUL


Then prime minister Yingluck announces the government's Stop Corruption campaign at the CentralWorld shopping centre on Aug 19, 2012. — PATTARACHAI PREECHAPANICH


Ms Yingluck aims an air rifle at a target at a fair organised for Pheu Thai Party members at a resort in Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima, on Jan 7, 2013. — PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD


Then prime minister Yingluck laughs during a mobile cabinet meeting at Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University in Kamphaeng Phet on June 10, 2013. — THITI WANNAMONTHA


Ms Yingluck inspects a company of the Charoen Pokphand Group which produces the Royal Umbrella brand rice in Ayutthaya's Nakhon Luang district on July 18, 2013 . The tasting was held to boost public confidence in packed rice after reports that some brands may be contaminated with chemicals. — PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL


Ms Yingluck signs her autograph on a picture of her brother, ousted premier Thaksin, at a jewellery shop at the Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Centre in the eastern province on Nov 6, 2013. — APICHART JINAKUL


Ms Yingluck, who was then caretaker prime minister, is surrounded by supporters who turned up to show moral support for her after the Constitutional Court ruled to remove her from office over her transfer of Thawil Pliensri as National Security Council chief on May 7, 2014. — CHANAT KATANYU


Former premier Yingluck comes to the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on June 29, 2017 to attend the 14th hearing of the case she was alleged of dereliction of duty over the controversial rice-pledging scheme. — WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL


She is greeted by a throng of supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Chaeng Watthana Road for the last round of defence witness hearings in the rice-pledging case on July 21, 2017. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


The former prime minister waves to the media and the supporters who greeted her at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Aug 1, 2017, when she delivered her closing statement in the case of alleged dereliction of duty over the rice-pledging scheme. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


Supporters of Ms Yingluck gather at the Supreme Court on Aug 25, 2017 to give her support again, but the former prime minister failed to appear for the ruling in her rice-pledging trial. — Phrakrit Juntawong

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