Cambodian Appeals Court Rejects RFA Reporters’ Motion for Dismissal

A municipal appeals court in Phnom Penh has upheld a lower-court ruling to continue investigating a pair of former Radio Free Asia reporters on espionage charges.

Journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin, who were detained for “illegally collecting information for a foreign source” in November 2017, had recently filed a motion to have the charges dropped.

Their attorney, Sam Chamreoun, said Tuesday’s decision to reject the motion “overlooks my clients’ interests.”

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