Thai court grants bail to two activists held for royal insults

Thai court grants bail to two activists held for royal insults

Today·2021-04-23 20:02

BANGKOK - A Thai court on Friday granted bail to two political activists detained since earlier this year accused of insulting the king, the lawyer said, in cases stemming from rallies that demanded reforms to the powerful monarchy.

A youth-led movement that sprung up in a series of street protests last year broke traditional taboos by criticising King Maha Vajiralongkorn, risking prosecution under a lese majeste law that makes insulting top royal family members punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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