Cambodian court announces jail term for opposition leader

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on October 18 sentenced exile leader of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy to one year and eight months in prison.

He was charged with offences of insult and incitement to commit offences, pursuant to Cambodia’s Criminal Code.

In addition to Rainsy, two other CNRP leaders living overseas, Ho Vann and Kak Komphear, were accused of the same offences.

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