Thanakorn Siripaiboon, 27, has been charged by police with lese majeste for a 'satirical' Facebook post about the king and his dog, lawyer Pawinee Chumsri said.
    
"There was a post including three photos on his Facebook page on December 6 with a message that satirised the King's dog," she said.
    
Thanakorn also faces lese majeste, sedition and computer crimes charges for clicking 'like' on a doctored photo of the king and sharing it, plus an infographic on a growing corruption scandal engulfing the junta.
    
Thailand has one of the world's harshest royal defamation laws. Anyone convicted of insulting the revered but ailing 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, or the queen, heir or regent can face up to 15 years in jail on each count.

 

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