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Two jailed in Thailand for insulting monarchy

  • A court in Thailand has sentenced two youngsters to prison for insulting the monarchy in a student play.

    Pornthip Munkong and Patiwat Saraiyaem pleaded guilty to violating the country's lese majeste laws that are among the strictest in the world.  

    The duo had performed the fantasy play, Wolf Bride, featuring a fictional ruler and his aide, in 2013 at a university.

    The judge said they were given reduced sentences of two-and-a-half years since they admitted guilt.

    Tagged as: Thailand court, monarchy, student play, Pornthip Munkong, Patiwat Saraiyaem, lese majeste laws, Wolf Bride, world news