Cambodian opposition activists charged with insulting king

Two Cambodian opposition activists were charged with insulting the king and incitement Wednesday (Mar 22) following Facebook posts the authorities deemed disrespectful to the monarch, according to court warrants.

Human rights activists had previously warned enactment of the 2018 lese majeste law, which carries a sentence of between one and five years in prison, could be wielded to target dissent.

The two youth activists – Yim Sinorn and Hun Kosal – were arrested on Tuesday evening after posting allegedly insulting language against King Norodom Sihamoni on Facebook.

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