Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra
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Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra in court for 'abuse of power'

6 May 2014 Last updated at 10:12 BST

Thailand's prime minister has appeared before the Constitutional Court in Bangkok to defend herself against allegations of abuse of power.

The complaint was filed by senators who said Yingluck Shinawatra's party benefited from improperly transferring her national security chief in 2011. She argues it was a routine transfer.

The court's decision is expected on Wednesday.

The BBC's Jonathan Head says that if found guilty, Ms Yingluck could be removed from office and banned from politics for five years.