The Appeal Court on Thursday reduced the prison term of a disabled opposition activist jailed for insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook, with his release expected on Friday or Saturday.
Phun Yuth, 35, was arrested on July 19 in Siem Reap on charges of incitement to discriminate and public insult for Facebook posts he made in May and June accusing Hun Sen of being a traitor. He was sentenced to a year and six months in jail by the provincial court on October 31.
On Thursday, Presiding Judge Yet Molin said Yuth had recognized his mistakes and pledged to stop committing any crimes. He was also disabled and his family had no one else who could earn an income, she said.
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