Housing Activists Sentenced to Three Years Each in Prisoni
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VOA Khmer
December 27, 2012 10:11 PM
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced two housing activists to three years in prison each on charges related to incitement in demonstrations. Supporters of Yorm Bopha and her husband, Lours Sakhorn, say they are being punished by the courts for exercising their right to assembly. Demonstrators gathered outside the court as the hearing was conducted Thursday. Riot police armed with electric batons held protesters at bay, and at least four women fainted after they were shocked with the batons. (Heng Reaksmey/Say Mony, Phnom Penh)

Housing Activists Sentenced to Three Years Each in Prison

VOA Khmer

Published December 28, 2012

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced two housing activists to three years in prison each on charges related to incitement in demonstrations. Supporters of Yorm Bopha and her husband, Lours Sakhorn, say they are being punished by the courts for exercising their right to assembly. Demonstrators gathered outside the court as the hearing was conducted Thursday. Riot police armed with electric batons held protesters at bay, and at least four women fainted after they were shocked with the batons. (Heng Reaksmey/Say Mony, Phnom Penh)