Rapper Kea Sokun, whose controversial lyrics and songs were critical of the Cambodian government, has been granted early release from prison after spending almost a year behind bars for an incitement conviction.
“Going back, I would not have said sorry,” the 23-year-old told Voice of Democracy through a translator after his release. “Because I believe that I did not do [incitement] like what they said.”
One offending song has garnered more than 4.2 million views on YouTube and under Cambodian law warranted an 18-month jail term, minus time already served. One of his songs is titled I’m opposed to the dictator.