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Sam Rainsy vs. Hor 5 Hong: Act No. II

Written By vibykhmer on Thursday, August 27, 2009 | 6:47 PM


Sam Rainsy (Photo: PS, Cambodge Soir Hebdo)

Thursday, August 27, 2009
By A.L.G.
Cambodge Soir Hebdo
Translated from French by Luc Sâr
Click here to read the article in French


Opposition leader Sam Rainsy is summoned to the Paris Appeal court on 08 October in regards to the defamation lawsuit opposing him to Hor 5 Hong, the Cambodian minister of Foreign Affairs.

On 08 October 2009, Sam Rainsy will again defend his position on Hor 5 Hong’s past during the KR era.

On 27 January 2009, Sam Rainsy was sentenced by the Paris tribunal for stating in his autobiography – Rooted in the Stone (Calman-Lévy, 2008) – that Hor 5 Hong directed the Boeung Trabek detention center under the KR regime.

At that time, Sam Ransy and the book publisher were each sentenced to pay a symbolic amount of 0.50 euro ($0.72) to Hor 5 Hong. He was also ordered to remove the word “collaborator” and the sentence “suspected of leading several people to their death” from future editions of the book in relation to Hor 5 Hong. Sam Rainsy appealed the case.

My book can continue to be sold as is, without any change, everywhere, until the depletion of the current edition, in contrast, Hor 5 Hong asked that they are being ceased,” Sam Rainsy told Cambodge Soir Hebdo from Paris.

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