Thai Junta Cracks Down on Royal Insults After King’s Death

  • Justice Ministry says it is setting up new monitoring team
  • Violators face up to 15 years in prison for each offense

A person holds a photograph of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as others react as they gather to see the motorcade carrying the body of the king to the Grand Palace, the day after the announcement of his death, in Bangkok, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.

Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Thailand’s military government said it is stepping up efforts to stamp out criticism of senior members of the royal family -- a crime punishable by years in prison -- following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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