Cambodia sentences man to 1 year in jail for defying lockdown measure

A Cambodian court has convicted a man of violating a lockdown measure and sentenced him to one year in prison, a court spokesman said.

It marked the first case that a COVID-19 measure offender had been prosecuted since the Southeast Asian nation imposed a 14-day lockdown in Phnom Penh capital city and adjacent Ta Khmau city on April 15 to curb the virus spread.

Phnom Penh Municipal court spokesman Kuch Kimlong said late on Sunday that Dara Rath Sokun, 27, was arrested on April 15 after he intentionally cut off a police barricade tape deployed to cordon off a street to prevent people from travelling through during the lockdown.

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