Supreme Court to Hear Cases Against Ex-Top Cop

The Supreme Court will revisit three separate cases involving disgraced former Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov over the course of a three-day hearing this week, a court official said Sunday.

The hearings will run from Tuesday to Thursday, according to Chheang Vantha, a clerk at the Supreme Court.

“The cases include Judge Sok Sethamony, the EdC [Electricite du Cambodge official] and Sao Sokha,” said Mr. Vantha. Mr. Pov is currently serving a 98-year prison sentence for a range of convictions handed down by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court including the three cases being heard this week.

In 2006, Mr. Pov was sentenced to 18 years in jail for the 2003 murder of municipal court Judge Sok Sethamony.

In 2008, the former police chief received another 18 years in prison after being found guilty of colluding in a 2005 attack that left Kim Daravuth, an EdC branch manager in Meanchey district, paralyzed from the neck down.

In 2009, Mr. Pov was sentenced to 16 years for being party to an unsuccessful conspiracy to kill national military police commander Sao Sokha in 2003.

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