An American citizen of ethnic Thai descent has been arrested in Thailand for allegedly insulting the monarchy.
The US embassy in Bangkok has confirmed the arrest of an American citizen.
The 54-year-old man is reportedly accused of posting on his blog a link to a book about the royal family that is banned in Thailand.
Thailand's strict lese-majeste law prohibits any criticism of the monarchy. Offences are punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Police investigators contacted by the BBC refused to give any details of the charges because, they said, of the sensitivity of the case. More...