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Eight more people charged in Thailand for insulting the monarchy

Eight more people have been charged in Thailand for insulting the monarchy. The first arrests of the eight suspects took place in May. Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said that they faced charges for vandalising public portraits of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his successor. Among the arrested was a 14-year-old boy. If the juvenile court in the province of Khon Kaen takes on…
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Man jailed for 35 years in Thailand for insulting the monarchy

A man in Thailand has been jailed for 35 years for insulting the Thai monarchy on Facebook. He was convicted by a military court in Bangkok for Facebook posts which were deemed insulting to the Thai Royal Family. It is one of the harshest sentences handed down under the lèse-majesté law. He was convicted of 10 counts of lese majeste for posting photos and videos of the Royal Family. The…
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