Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC article

Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC articleA Thai pro-democracy activist said on Sunday she had fled Thailand after learning she would be prosecuted for defaming the monarchy for sharing on Facebook a 2016 BBC article deemed offensive to Thailand’s king. Chanoknan Ruamsap said in a post on her Facebook account on Sunday that she received a summons earlier this month to hear a royal insult charge under Article 112 for posting a profile of the king from the BBC’s Thai-language service, which some deemed offensive. Reuters could not immediately reach the Thai authorities or the BBC for comment.



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