Thai army chief calls on all to protect monarchy

December 17, 2014 11:03 AM

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army chief warned on Wednesday people not to break a strict law protecting the monarchy as the defense minister vowed to prosecute violators of the law who live abroad.

Thailand's strict lese-majeste law makes it a crime to defame, insult or threaten the monarchy. Those who are found guilty face up to 15 years in prison.

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