See What They Did To A Woman For Allegedly Insulting The Monarchy In Thailand. Photos

A Thai woman accused of insulting the monarchy was forced to kneel before a portrait of the late king in front of a baying crowd of royalists. Two police officers led 43-year-old Umaporn Sarasat to a picture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and told her to get down on her knees and bow towards the picture.

A 500-strong crowd, some holding images of the revered monarch, jeered when she left the police station, and had to be held back by police officers linking arms.

The public humiliation happened on Sunday in Koh Samui. It was the latest of several such incidents since King Bhumibol died last week after a reign of 70 years, plunging Thailand into intense mourning.

Small business owner Ms Sarasat was said to have posted disrespectful comments on Facebook. Some reports said she criticised King Bhumibol, while others said the comments were directed at his son, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn.

It is likely she will face charges of insulting the monarchy.

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