A court in Thailand on Monday denied bail to three pro-democracy activists who have been charged with insulting the monarchy.
The three activists — Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, Panupong “Mike” Jadnok and Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa — were accused of violating royal defamation laws following a rally in the Thai capital last September, a spokesman for the Attorney General said.
They were also charged with sedition along with 15 other pro-democracy protesters, Prayut Pecharakun added.
The court released the 15 other activists on bail for 350,000 Thai baht ($11,350, €9,570).
The sedition charges carry a penalty of up to seven years in prison. The Thai government is currently trying to quell growing dissatisfaction with the royal family.