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Cambodian jailed for three years for insulting king on Facebook


  • World
  • Wednesday, 9 Jan 2019

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Cambodian court jailed a man on Wednesday for three years for insulting the king in Facebook posts, the second known conviction under a new lese majeste law enacted last year, which rights groups fear could be used to stifle dissent.

"The court announced a verdict against Ieng Cholsa which sentenced him to 3 years in prison and ordered him to pay five million riels (977 pounds)," Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Y Rin said.

   

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