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2 Students Given Jail Terms for Defaming Thai Royal Family

A Thai criminal court Monday sentenced two university students to jail terms for staging a play in 2013 that judges ruled had offended the Thai monarchy. The judge, who set an initial term of five years, reduced the sentence to two and a half years each, after the two theater activists pleaded guilty. Rights groups and activists have criticized Monday’s sentencing, with the New York-based Human Rights Watch calling the conviction a “blow to freedom of expression in Thailand.” Family...

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