Tbong Khmum Opposition Supporters Turn Up for CNRP Sentencing

Four defendants were in hiding while dozens of local CNRP supporters gathered for what they said was the first time since the party’s dissolution as the Tbong Khmum Provincial Court on Tuesday sentenced five ex-opposition officials to jail for plotting.

Sim Seangleng, Mean La, Yem Vanneth, Chok Hour, who are at large, and Kong Sam An, who was detained earlier this month, were sentenced to seven years in prison, said court spokesperson Theng Cheang.

Van Sophat, who was sentenced in absentia, and Choem Vannak, who was seen near the court on Tuesday after joining the ruling CPP, according to ex-CNRP officials, also received suspended five-year sentences, Cheang said.

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