Cambodian PM refuses pardon for Khmer Bible editor

Khmer-born American lawyer, Theary Seng, will never be tolerated, Hun Sen says.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled out a pardon for a Khmer Bible editor currently serving a six year sentence for treason after she backed former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and the outlawed Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).

Theary Seng, also a Khmer-born American lawyer, lost her appeal in Cambodia’s Supreme Court in October last year, when Judge Kong Srim claimed her release would affect public order.

The United States has urged the government to release her, but according to a dispatch from the government mouthpiece Fresh News, Hun Sen said he does not trust any foreigners who like to disturb other countries, or aim to overthrow the legitimate governments.

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