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Thailand protest leader Rung could face a lengthy prison sentence for allegedly insulting the King. But she isn’t giving up yet – ABC News

Depending who you talk to in Thailand, Rung is either a brave warrior for the monarchy reform cause or a rude young woman who has insulted the country’s most important…

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After final hugs with friends and loud cheers from supporters, 22-year-old Panusaya ‘Rung’ Sithijirawattanakul walked into the Bangkok Criminal Court suspecting she might not come back out. She was right.
Within a few hours, she was behind bars awaiting trial later this year and she could remain there long after.
The sociology student is one of the leaders of Thailand’s youth protest movement.
After loudly and proudly breaking a long-standing taboo last year by criticising the monarchy and calling…

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