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Appeal Court upholds Hang Chakra’s sentence: Travesty of justice perpetuated

Written By vibykhmer on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 | 9:06 AM


Hang Chakra (R) at his arrival in court for appeal hearing (Photo: DAP news)

11 August 2009
DAP news
Translated from Khmer by Socheata

In the morning of 11 August 2009, the judge of the Phnom Penh Appeal Court handed down the decision on the lawsuit against Hang Chakra, the Editor-in-chief of the Khmer Machas Srok newspaper. In its decision, the appeal court upheld the sentence handed down to Hang Chakra, namely 1-year of prison sentence and 9 million riels ($2,250) fine.

Chuon Chou-ngy, Hang Chakra’s defense lawyer, said: “If my client wants to appeal his case to the Supreme Court, I will do as my client orders me to.”

In the hearing, Hang Chakra (allegedly) acknowledged the mistakes he has committed as he was accused.

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