Cambodian youths jailed over environmental activism

A Cambodian judge jailed three youth activists on Wednesday, saying their efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues in the country amounted to “incitement.”

Phuon Keoreaksmey, Long Kunthea and Thun Ratha were handed sentences of between 18 and 20 months for “incitement to disturb social security,” reported local outlet Voice of Democracy.

The trio, who were also fined 1,000 dollars each, are members of the environmental activism group Mother Nature.

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