Six young Thais accused of setting portraits of the current and previous king on fire have been granted rare acquittals, their lawyer says. Photo: AFP

Thailand drops royal insult charges against six people for burning portraits of kings

The country’s tough lèse-majesté laws have seen no fresh prosecutions this year in what one rights lawyer said ‘appears to be a new policy direction’

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Six young Thais accused of setting portraits of the current and previous king on fire have been granted rare acquittals, their lawyer says. Photo: AFP
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