Facebook user gets 18-month prison sentence for mocking Cambodia’s prime minister

Cambodian citizen Ny Nak was sentenced to 18 months in prison for creating a Facebook post criticizing Prime Minister Hun Sen.

On December 7, 2020, Nak posted that he intended to declare a “state of emergency” in his chicken coop — appearing to mimic a speech Hun Sen made the same day. He was arrested by the police on December 12 and charged with “insult” and “incitement.” He was denied bail in January and convicted on August 19.

Ny Nak is an agricultural entrepreneur who often posted critical comments on the government’s policies on his popular personal Facebook page.

In full: https://globalvoices.org/2021/08/27/facebook-user-gets-18-months-in-prison-for-mocking-cambodias-prime-minister/

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