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Man jailed for 35 years in Thailand for insulting monarchy on Facebook

A Thai man has been jailed for 35 years for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family, a watchdog said, in one of the harshest sentences handed down for a crime that insulates Thailand’s ultra-rich monarchy from criticism. A Bangkok military court convicted him of 10 counts of lese-majesty for posting …

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New trial requested in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

A lawyer on Wednesday asked for a new trial for a Wisconsin man convicted in a case profiled in the “Making a Murderer” Netflix series. Steven Avery’s conviction was based on planted evidence and false testimony, attorney Kathleen Zellner says in a 1,272-page document she filed. She contends Avery deserves …

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