Bangkok — Thailand faced criticism from international rights groups on Wednesday for bringing charges of insulting the monarchy against protest leaders, who have challenged King Maha Vajiralongkorn as well as the government.

A police source said a total of 15 protest leaders had been summoned to acknowledge lese majeste charges over comments made at protests in September and October, when they spoke about the king’s behaviour, lifestyle and spending...

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