Cambodian teenager jailed for posts vows to fight on

The son of a jailed opposition figure, 16-year-old Kak Sovanchhay, was arrested in June for private messages.

An autistic teenager jailed for writing messages deemed insulting to the Cambodian government vowed to continue “to fight for patriots” after he was released from prison today.

The son of a jailed opposition figure, 16-year-old Kak Sovanchhay was arrested in late June for posts on a private group on the Telegram messaging service in a move that drew alarm from rights groups over the treatment of children with disabilities.

In a statement, three UN rights experts condemned Kak Sovanchhay’s case as a “shameful nadir in the authorities’ continuing campaign of intimidation and violence against” critics of the Cambodian government.

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