This story is published by Deutsche Welle:
Hundreds of protesters marched in the Thai capital of Bangkok on Saturday to draw attention to a draconian royal defamation law and the plight of their detained leaders.
The protest was largely peaceful and was organized by a coalition of several protest groups. The groups are calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his government, the constitution to be made more democratic, and for the monarchy to be made more accountable.
Critics of the regime have been effectively silenced by a lese majeste law that shields the kingdom’s powerful King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the royal family from defamation, with prison sentences of up to 15 years per charge.
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