Interpol asks for more information before issuing a “Blue Notice” for Yingluck

Interpol has asked for more information and documents from the Royal Thai Police before issuing a Blue Notice for its 192 member countries to find the whereabouts of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, deputy police spokesman Pol Col Kritsna Pattanacharoen said on Wednesday (Oct 11).

Pol Col Kritsana said the move is in responding to the Royal Thai Police (RTP) for request for Interpol to issue a “Blue Notice” or “Red Notice” on Ms Yingluck who fled the country on Aug 23 ahead of the scheduled reading of the verdict of the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on the rice-pledging case in which she is the defendant.

After receiving the RTP’s request, Interpol has initially agreed to issued a Blue Notice for its 192 member countries, including the United Kingdom, to locate Ms Yingluck. A Red Notice, if issued later, would be for her arrest.

In order to issue the Blue Notice, Interpol has asked for more information and documents from the RTP, he said.

Pol Col Kritsana said so far it has not been confirmed in which country Ms Yingluck is staying.