Seven Thai policemen charged as probe into senior officers widens

November 24, 2014 12:40 PM

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Seven Thai policemen charged as probe into senior officers widens

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Seven Thai policemen have been charged for offences ranging from accepting bribes to insulting the monarchy as a probe that has led to the arrest of two senior officers widens, a police spokesman said on Monday.

Thailand's lese-majeste law is the world's harshest and makes it a crime to defame, insult or threaten the king, queen, heir to the throne or regent. It is rare for high-ranking officials to face charges of lese majeste.

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