Former Aust MP acquitted in Cambodia

A Cambodian court has acquitted former Victorian politician Hong Lim of incitement but 14 others have been found guilty and sentenced to between 20 months and two years after calling for a jailed trade unionist to be freed.

Lim, a frequent critic of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, was charged and tried in absentia last year amid a crackdown on supporters of the banned opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), which has resulted in more than 100 arrests.

The former Member for Clarinda in the Victorian Legislative Assembly faced up to 10 years behind bars in his native country if convicted.

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