Rath Rott Mony, a news fixer for Russian state-owned media network RT (formerly Russia Today) lodged an appeal against last week’s verdict of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court that sentenced him to two years imprisonment, according to lawyers and human rights officers.
Rath Rott Mony, 47, was sentenced by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on a charge of “incitement to discriminate” in relation to the broadcast of a documentary film titled “My Mother Sold Me,” which was produced by RT. He was ordered to pay compensation amounting to more than $16,000 to the two civil plaintiffs, who are the actors in the controversial documentary.
Som Titseyha, one of the two lawyers representing Rath Rott Mony, told VOA Khmer on Thursday that his client doesn’t deserve to get an unjust verdict of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
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