Seven Thai activists face charges of insulting king on eve of mass protest

  The Guardian 

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Summons for pro-democracy leaders are the first under lese-majesty rules for more than two years and come ahead of rally over monarch’s wealth Seven leaders of Thailand’s anti-government protests have been summoned to face charges of insulting the monarchy a day before a planned demonstration to demand that the king give up control of the royal fortune. The charges announced ahead of Wednesday’s protest will be the first brought under so-called lese-majesty laws relating to insults to the royal family in more than two years. Anyone found guilty faces up to 15 years in prison. Continue reading... ▶ Full story on theguardian.com
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