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Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy slapped with 25-year jail sentence as Australians face ‘incitement’ trial – ABC News

Cambodia’s opposition figures tell the ABC that four Australians “would surely be found guilty” as the government conducts mass trials for alleged treason and incitement….



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Prominent Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy was sentenced in absentia to 25 years in jail over an alleged plot to overthrow Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, a court official said.
Key points:

  • Nine Cambodian opposition figures have been given jail terms of 20 to 25 years
  • More than 150 opposition figures are on mass trial for treason and incitement
  • The ABC understands that four Cambodian-Australians are on trial

Rainsy has lived in France since 2015 to avoid jail for several other convictions…

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