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Two young Thais accused of defaming the monarchy in a university play were jailed for two and a half years on Monday, as the ruling junta intensifies a crackdown under a controversial lese majeste law.

Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was formally indicted over a bungled rice subsidy scheme Thursday in the latest legal move against her polarizing family that could see her jailed for up to a decade.

Thai police said Wednesday they have arrested a man accused of masterminding a conspiracy to slander the country's monarchy on the Internet, in the latest move by the military-installed government to protect the palace's reputation.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged Thailand's military rulers Monday to return as soon as possible to civilian rule as he met his counterpart and former army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha in Tokyo.

Thailand's toppled former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been banned from traveling overseas because graft charges carrying up to a decade in jail will be formally laid against her later this month, officials said Monday.

The U.S. charge d'affaires has been invited to appear before a parliamentary panel on Feb. 11 to explain the recent remarks by a visiting senior American official and also about reports that U.S. Embassy officials had met red-shirt leaders.

Two senior Thai police officers allegedly at the center of corruption network whose exposure led to the downfall of a senior Thai princess were jailed Friday under Thailand's controversial lese majeste law.
Top Thai cops jailed in graft case that toppled princess


A Thai court Wednesday sentenced a leader of the opposition Red Shirt movement to two years in prison for defaming a former premier, in a move analysts said was the latest attack against critics of the military regime.

Thailand's junta-stacked parliament voted Friday to impeach former premier Yingluck Shinawatra, hours after prosecutors announced plans to indict her for corruption in a double blow that risks reigniting the country's bitter divisions.

Ousted Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday attacked impeachment proceedings against her ahead of a crunch vote that could see her banned from politics for five years and deepen the country's bitter divide.
Ousted Thai PM slams impeachment vote


A Thai anti-graft official said ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra must face a "political punishment" for a costly rice subsidy scheme, as calls for her impeachment gathered steam Friday.
Impeachment calls crescendo as D-Day nears for Thai PM


The surrogate mothers of nine babies fathered by a Japanese man and taken into care by Thai authorities last year have launched legal proceedings to regain custody of the infants, an official said Wednesday.

A Rohingya woman has died after suffocating in a truck packed with migrants from the Myanmar Muslim minority group as they traveled through southern Thailand, police said Monday.

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra defended her role in a money-losing rice subsidy scheme Friday at the start of an impeachment hearing that analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.
Ousted Thai premier rejects charges at hearing

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