Thai crown prince revokes wife's royally-assigned family name

November 30, 2014 11:20 AM

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's crown prince has revoked the royally-assigned family name of his wife, following the arrest of several of her relatives in a high-profile corruption case.

News about the monarchy is heavily filtered by the palace, and under the lèse-majesté laws, the world's harshest, anything deemed an insult or a threat to the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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