American arrested on lese majeste charges

A quick note to point out a story that has just emerged today. The AP reports:

An American has been arrested in Thailand for allegedly insulting its monarchy, a serious offense in this Southeast Asian nation punishable by up to 15 years in jail. The U.S. Embassy confirmed the arrest but gave few details.

There’s more from AFP.

UPDATE: There are also stories, now, from the BBC and Reuters.

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