Thai royal death: 'Social sanction' urged against critics

Thai royal death: 'Social sanction' urged against critics

Thailand's justice minister has asked people to take action against those who insult the monarchy following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Paiboon Koomchaya called for critics to be "socially sanctioned", but stopped short of backing violence.
His comments come as videos of mob justice against those perceived as critics of the monarchy have emerged.
Criticism of the monarchy is considered a crime under Thailand's lese majeste law, which carries long jail sentences.
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18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC

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