After failing to appear in a Bangkok court to hear charges that he abused power while in office, Thailand's deposed PM is now a fugitive of justice. The country's Supreme Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Thaksin Shinawatra, who took refuge with his wife in England last year after he was ousted in a bloodless military coup.
The court appearance has been rescheduled for September 25, and a second no-show could result in extradition charges, the BBC reports. Thaksin is accused, among other corruption charges, of setting up a shady land deal to benefit his wife. A rich tycoon before he took office, Thaksin is now the owner of a premier UK soccer club.