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Court to sentence security official for distributing leaflets cursing the government leaders

Seng Kunakar: Arrested and sent to court for printing and distributing article posted on KI-Media

Phnom Penh – The court immediately
held a hearing to sentence a man who works as the security chief for a
rice warehouse belonging to the World Food Program for his involvement
in the distribution of leaflets that contain curses on the government
leader. The case took place on 18 December 2010 and the man is accused
of criminal incitation as stipulated in Article 495 of the Criminal
code. However, up to the evening of 18 Dec, the court had not made any
decision yet and the man was held at the police station for the night.

According to Article 495, the
arrested man could face 6 months to 2 years of jail time, and fine
between 2 million to 6 million riels ($500 to $1,500) if the court
finds him guilty.
Seng Kunakar is the name of the
40-year-old man arrested. He was arrested by the Russei Keo police on
17 Dec 2010 and he was brought in for questioning in the distribution
of leaflets cursing the government leaders.
The man printed leaflets containing curses on the government leaders from what was originally posted on KI-Media on 16 December 2010.
He distributed them to employees and co-workers to read, then this led
to the snitching on him. The cops conducted a search for the person who
distributed this leaflet and this led to the arrest of the man on 18
Dec.
Chet Khemra, the
prosecutor of the Phnom Penh municipal court decided to charge Seng
Kunakar of incitation for criminal act, and then his case was
immediately sent in for sentencing.
By Serey
Cambodia Express News
Translated from Khmer by Soy

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