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Thai court acquits man accused of insulting King Bhumibol Adulyadej

A Thai court on Friday acquitted a man held for nearly a year under controversial royal defamation laws after his own brother accused him of insulting the king in their home. The unusual case raised concerns among rights activists that a suspect could be held without bail for so long…

Thai court jails U.S. citizen for royal insult

A court in Thailand on Thursday jailed a Thai-born American for two-and-a-half years for defaming the monarchy — a sentence that the United States criticised as “severe”. The conviction of Joe Wichai Commart Gordon — who appeared in court in shackles — is the latest in a series of cases…