Three Members of the NGO Mother Nature Are Charged in Phnom Penh Court

Three environmental activists of the group Mother Nature Sunday (Sept. 6) were charged with incitement to cause serious social chaos by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Thun Ratha, Long Kunthea and Phuong Keorasmey were charged by Deputy Prosecutor Kuch Kimlong with “incitement to commit felony” based on articles 494 and 495 of the criminal code, according to the government-friendly media outlet Fresh News.

Their case has been forwarded to an investigating judge for further procedures and, if found guilty, Ratha, Kunthea and Keorasmey may be sentenced to up to two years in jail and a fine of 4 million riel (around $975), Fresh News said.

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