Authorities in Thailand have revived a harsh law against criticizing the monarchy ahead of another planned rally today by students leading pro-democracy protests. For months demonstrators have been pushing demands for the resignation of the prime minister and his government, and for changes to the monarchy. Police have now summoned several activists to face charges under the lèse-majesté law. It forbids insults against the royal family and carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.
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