Patnaree Chankij
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Thai woman faces jail for 'one word'

A Thai woman faces years in jail for what her lawyer says was a one-word acknowledgement of a Facebook message.

Earlier this month Patnaree Chankij was detained by the police and charged with lese-majeste, insulting the monarchy, one of the most serious charges in the Thai criminal code.

She spoke to BBC News about the charges she was facing and why they came as a shock.

  • 19 May 2016
  • From the section Asia
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