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Serbia grants citizenship to former Thai Prime Minister


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Serbia has granted citizenship to former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra who fled her homeland in 2017 to avoid accusations of negligence.

Yingluck, 52, flew to Dubai to join her brother, Thaksin, another former prime minister who ran in 2006 to avoid jail on corruption charges.

The Serbian government decided to grant Yingluck citizenship on June 27, citing legislation that a foreigner can be granted citizenship if it is in line with national interests.’

The Official Gazette notice of the decision was published in the local media on Thursday which did not elaborate the details.

Serbian authorities, Thai diplomats and the Shinawatra family have not been reached for comment.

In 2010, Thaksin was granted the honorary citizenship of Montenegro, a former ally of Serbia.

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