CNRP Activist Jailed for 18 Months Over Facebook Criticisms of Officials

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced opposition activist May Hongsreang to a year and a half in prison for incitement to commit a felony over Facebook posts criticizing government officials.

According to Hongsreang’s lawyer, the former CNRP activist was convicted over posts made about the Preah Sihanouk provincial governor after an under-construction building collapsed in June, killing 28 and injuring 26 others.

Ket Khy told VOD on Friday that the court had dropped a charge of incitement to discriminate but found his client guilty of incitement to commit a felony.

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