Khmer Bible editor’s treason conviction upheld in Cambodia

Cambodia’s Supreme Court has upheld a six-year jail term imposed on Theary Seng, a prominent Christian and pro-democracy advocate who was jailed for treason after backing former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and the outlawed Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).

“I think this was unfair for my client,” her defense lawyer, Choung Chou Ngy, who filed the motion to appeal in August, said after the decision.

Judge Kong Srim ordered that Theary Seng remain in prison after the Supreme Court agreed with the lower court’s verdict, adding her release would affect public order.

In full: https://www.ucanews.com/news/khmer-bible-editors-treason-conviction-upheld-in-cambodia/98957

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