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Thailand's top court says ex-prime minister to stand trial for negligence over rice subsidies

  • In this Jan. 9, 2015 photo, Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, center, talks to reporters on her arrival at parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Supreme Court announced Thursday, March 19, 2015 that Yingluck will stand trial for negligence related to a rice subsidy program spearheaded by her ousted government that lost billions of dollars, a move likely to deepen the long-running political crisis in the military-ruled nation.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    In this Jan. 9, 2015 photo, Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, center, talks to reporters on her arrival at parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Supreme Court announced Thursday, March 19, 2015 that Yingluck will stand trial for negligence related to a rice subsidy program spearheaded by her ousted government that lost billions of dollars, a move likely to deepen the long-running political crisis in the military-ruled nation.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 photo, Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, leaves parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Supreme Court announced Thursday, March 19, 2015 that Yingluck will stand trial for negligence related to a rice subsidy program spearheaded by her ousted government that lost billions of dollars, a move likely to deepen the long-running political crisis in the military-ruled nation.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    In this Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 photo, Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, leaves parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Supreme Court announced Thursday, March 19, 2015 that Yingluck will stand trial for negligence related to a rice subsidy program spearheaded by her ousted government that lost billions of dollars, a move likely to deepen the long-running political crisis in the military-ruled nation.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

Thailand's top court says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stand trial for negligence related to a money-losing rice subsidy program overseen by her ousted government.

The move is likely to deepen the country's long-running political crisis in the military-ruled nation.

Supreme Court judge Weerapol Tangsuwan said Thursday that a judicial panel studied documents provided by prosecutors from the Attorney General's office last month and found the case was within the court's jurisdiction.

Yingluck was ousted by a separate court decision shortly before the military staged a coup last May and seized power from her elected government.