Thailand revives law banning criticism of king in bid to curb protests
Thailand has revived a controversial law against criticising the royal family in an attempt to curb months of anti-government protests. Several activists have been summoned to face charges under the lèse-majesté law, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison for each count. It is the first time in over two years that such charges have been filed.
Thailand has been rocked by student-led protests for months, with demonstrators demanding changes to the monarchy. Protesters are also calling for constitutional reforms and the removal of the country's prime minister.