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Thailand's ousted PM files hits back at opponents with criminal case against attorney-general

  • Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra leaves Bangkok's Criminal Court, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Yingluck filed a criminal case at the court to counter-sue the country's attorney-general over the handling of her prosecution in connection with a subsidy scheme for rice farmers, which ran up huge losses. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra leaves Bangkok's Criminal Court, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Yingluck filed a criminal case at the court to counter-sue the country's attorney-general over the handling of her prosecution in connection with a subsidy scheme for rice farmers, which ran up huge losses. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra talks to reporters before she leaves Bangkok's Criminal Court, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Yingluck filed a criminal case at the court to counter-sue the country's attorney-general over the handling of her prosecution in connection with a subsidy scheme for rice farmers, which ran up huge losses. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra talks to reporters before she leaves Bangkok's Criminal Court, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Yingluck filed a criminal case at the court to counter-sue the country's attorney-general over the handling of her prosecution in connection with a subsidy scheme for rice farmers, which ran up huge losses. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at Bangkok's Criminal Court, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Yingluck filed a criminal case at the court to counter-sue the country's attorney-general over the handling of her prosecution in connection with a subsidy scheme for rice farmers, which ran up huge losses. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at Bangkok's Criminal Court, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Yingluck filed a criminal case at the court to counter-sue the country's attorney-general over the handling of her prosecution in connection with a subsidy scheme for rice farmers, which ran up huge losses. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

Thailand's ousted prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has hit back at her opponents with a lawsuit, after being pushed from office more than a year ago, impeached and barred from politics for five years.

Yingluck filed a criminal case Tuesday at Bangkok's Criminal Court to counter-sue the country's attorney-general over the handling of her prosecution in connection with a subsidy scheme for rice farmers, which ran up huge losses.

In her court filing, Yingluck said the attorney-general and others were guilty of negligence of duty and a concerted effort to damage her reputation.

Yingluck was Thailand's prime minister from 2011 until a controversial court decision forced her from office in May 2014, just a few days before the military staged a coup.