Verdict Delayed for 2 Cambodia Journalists in Espionage Case

Phnom Penh – A verdict has been delayed in the espionage case against two Cambodian journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia.

Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin are accused of undermining national security by supplying information to a foreign state, an act punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

The two men and others were sitting inside the courtroom awaiting the verdict Friday morning when a court officer entered and announced the delay. The officer read a statement saying the judge who was set to announce the verdict was busy because of a meeting in the justice ministry. The officer said the new date for the verdict would be announced later.

In full: https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/verdict-delayed-2-cambodia-journalists-espionage-case

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