MONDAY, MAY 05, 2008
7:26 MECCA TIME, 4:26 GMT
Thai student accused of king insult
A Thai student is facing up to 15 years in jail for failing to stand up during the king's anthem on a visit to the movie theatre.
Chotisak Oonsong has been charged with insulting the monarchy under Thailand's lese majeste laws.
Thailand is one of the few countries in the world to still prosecute people for criticising the royal family - especially the king, who is held in the highest esteem.
The widespread respect the king enjoys across Thailand extends to millions of Thais wearing yellow every Monday to recognise the day of the week on which he was born.
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