Cambodian court reduces sentence for jailed outspoken union leader

An outspoken Cambodian union leader jailed for comments about the country’s border is expected to be released on Friday after a court reduced his sentence, his lawyer said.

Rong Chhun, the leader of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, was arrested in July last year after accusing the government of “irregularities” over the demarcation of the eastern border with Vietnam.

Activists at the time said he had been targeted as part of premier Hun Sen’s crackdown on opposition voices.

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