Newspaper publisher charged over social media posts

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on June 28 charged the publisher of the Khmer Nation newspaper for incitement over social media posts he made last week in which he criticized Prime Minister Hun Sen, a police official confirmed.

Phnom Penh Municipal Police Chief Sar Thet on June 29 said that the defendant, Ros Sokhet, has been detained at Prey Sar Prison on charges of incitement to provoke serious social chaos.

“The court already detained him and he was sent to Prey Sar prison on Sunday,” he said.

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