The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced May Hong Srieng, a former Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activist from Preah Sihanouk province, to one and a half years in prison on Thursday.
His lawyer Ket Khy said Hong Srieng was handed a guilty verdict on Thursday for “incitement to commit a crime” after a trial hearing on September 26. Another charge of “incitement to discriminate” was dropped.
“We will file an appeal against this ruling. It is very unfair because May Hong Hong Srieng did not incite the committing of a crime, nor did his Facebook posts break any laws. My client has been jailed despite being innocent,” Ky told The Post on Thursday.