Bangkok, Thailand — A Thailand lawyer and activist Anon Nampa is arrested due to his call for reform of the powerful monarchy.
Along with the Thai lawyer, arrest forums have been issued for five other activists as well.
The 36-year-old lawyer was the first to call for a change in the Thai institution earlier this month.
However, according to the kingdom’s lese-majeste law, insulting the monarchy in Thailand can lead to up to 15 years in jail.
When the King of Thailand, Vajiralongkorn let it be known that he no longer wants it so widely used, the use of this legislation had slowed in the recent years.
But observers say the government has used other legal routes to target dissent, including the sedition law, which carries a term of up to seven years.