Cambodia: First ‘royal insult’ conviction a new low for government

Responding to the conviction and sentencing of Ban Samphy to seven months in prison and a five-month suspended sentence on charges of “insulting the king” for sharing a Facebook post, Minar Pimple, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Global Operations, said:

“Ban Samphy is behind bars for expressing himself – all he did was click a ‘share’ button for a post that included nothing but peaceful criticism. He should be released immediately and unconditionally, and his sentence must be overturned.

Read the full story: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/10/cambodia-first-royal-insult-conviction-a-new-low-for-government/

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