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Thai theater pair convicted for insulting monarchy


BANGKOK (AP) -- A court in Thailand has sentenced two theatre activists charged with insulting Thailand's monarchy to two and a half years in prison each.

The pair was involved in producing a play that was performed at Bangkok's Thammasat University in October 2013 about a fictional monarch and his adviser.

The play, "The Wolf Bride," was performed to mark the anniversary of a successful 1973 anti-dictatorship uprising led by students.

The pair, a university student and a recent graduate, had been in jail since last August and their bail requests were repeatedly turned down by a Bangkok court.

Both the accused had pleaded guilty, a common practice in lese majeste cases, in December.

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