Supreme Court sends Rath Rott Mony’s case for retrial

The Supreme Court on July 15 sent the case of RT fixer Rath Rott Mony for retrial after finding that the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold his conviction for incitement was incorrect.

Rott Mony was arrested in December 2018 over his role in a documentary by Russia’s RT news service about sex trafficking of minors in Cambodia, for which he was credited as a producer but maintains that he was merely a translator. He was found guilty of incitement to discriminate and sentenced to two years in jail in June last year.

Reading out the verdict at a hearing on July 1, Presiding Judge Kim Sathavy said that the Court of Appeal was incorrect in its decision to convict Rott Mony.

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