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The monarchy has long had an exalted status in Thai society, and is shielded from criticism by section 112 of the penal code
The kingdom's lese-majeste laws are among the harshest in the world and rights groups say they are misused to suppress public debate
"Their condition is not well. If the courts were to grant bail requests a day late, they could die," said the activists' lawyer
The court said the speeches were an "abuse of the rights and freedoms and harmed the state's security"