Supreme Court Hears Defamation Case of Former Rights Defender

Ny Chakrya was recently given a six month suspended sentence and his advocacy of the rights of two villagers involved in a land dispute in Siem Reap province.

Phnom Penh – Ny Chakrya, former chief of the investigation unit of local rights group Adhoc, appeared at the Supreme Court Wednesday to demand the court drop all charges against him in an ongoing defamation case.

Chakrya, who served as the deputy secretary general of the National Election Committee (NEC), was sued by two judicial officials, Sok Keo Bandith, the deputy prosecutor, and Ky Rithy, the provincial court judge, and charged with defamation.

He was recently given a six month suspended sentence and his advocacy of the rights of two villagers involved in a land dispute in Siem Reap province.

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