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Former Thai premier Yingluck meets, hugs brother Thaksin at Paris

Published on Jul 24, 2014 8:57 PM

PARIS - Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday reunited with her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, in Paris, Thai media reported.

Ms Yingluck departed from Thailand Wednesday night to start a junta-endorsed vacation in Europe which would last for about 20 days. She was later warmly greeted at the airport by her brother, the self-exiled former premier who was ousted from office by a 2006 military coup and who fled Thailand in 2008 to avoid a two-year jail term.

Thaksin's son Panthongtae posted a picture of his father hugging a woman whose clothing matched what Ms Yingluck was seen wearing when she left Suvarnabhumi airport at Bangkok.

A separate picture posted on Twitter show Thaksin and Ms Yingluck hugging and posing for the camera.

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