Appeal Court to Issue Decision on RFA Case Proceedings on Dec 30

The Appeal Court will announce on December 30 whether the case against Radio Free Asia journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin on “pornography” charges will proceed, the court said after a hearing on Monday.

The pair was arrested in November 2017 on charges of “production of pornography,” which carries a potential prison term of up to one year, and supplying a foreign state with information, punishable by up to 15 years in jail. They were released on bail in August last year.

In October, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court issued an order to reinvestigate the cases, which the pair appealed. Splitting the case, the Court of Appeal will hear the appeal against that decision on January 20 and held a closed-door session regarding the pornography charges on Monday.

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