Five members of the environmental group Mother Nature were convicted on May 5 in Cambodia on charges of “incitement to commit a felony or disturb social order.”
Phoun Keo Reaksmey, Thon Ratha, Long Kunthea, Chea Kunthin, and Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson were sentenced to 18-20 months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of 4 million riels (US$1,000).
Phoun Keo Reaksmey, Thon Ratha and Long Kunthea, who were arrested in September 2020, were present in the court during the handing down of the verdict. Chea Kunthin is in hiding ,while Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson, the Spanish national who founded the group, is barred from returning to Cambodia after being deported in 2015.
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