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UN Urges Thailand to Amend Tough Law Against Royal Insults

The United Nations human rights office voiced alarm on Tuesday at what it called "shockingly disproportionate prison terms" handed down by military courts in Thailand for insulting the monarchy, and urged authorities to amend the law. Thai military courts on Friday jailed two people, one for 30 years and the other for 28 years, for insulting the monarchy, the heaviest sentences for the crime in Thai history, lawyers and a legal monitoring group said. U.N. rights spokeswoman...

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