Woman gets 43-year prison sentence for insulting Thai king


A court in Thailand has sentenced a woman to 43 years in prison for posting audio clips from a podcast on social media in which the king was criticized. It's a record sentence for breaching the country's strict Ladies Majesty Law, which criminalizes insulting the monarchy. Jonathan head reports from Bangkok. During a wave of student led protests. Last year, There was open questioning of the wealth, the political role and personal life of King White Chulalongkorn on a scale never seen in Thailand before. More than 40, mainly young activists have been charged with less majesty over the past few weeks, some multiple times until the end of last year. The law, which has been condemned by U N human rights officials as excessively severe Had been suspended for a three year period at the King's request that leniency has clearly come

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