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Thailand arrests web influencers accused of insulting royal family

Trio face up to 15 years in prison after appearing in videos that enraged royalists

Marchers walk past a picture of King Maha Vajiralongkorn during a 2020 pro-democracy rally in Bangkok.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thai authorities arrested three influencers Thursday for allegedly mocking a member of the royal family in online promotional videos.

Convictions could mean up to 15 years in prison under the country's strict lese-majeste regime.

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