Five Thais charged with royal defamation for Facebook ‘shares’ | Daily Mail Online
Five men were charged with violating Thailand’s draconian royal defamation law for sharing Facebook posts written by an exiled dissident academic, a human rights lawyer said Thursday.
The case is the largest known lese majeste prosecution so far under Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who ascended the throne after the October death of his father.
Observers have been closely watching how the law — which bars any criticism of the royal family and forces media to heavily self-censor — is applied under his reign.
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