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Opposition Editor Sentenced in Absentia


The editor-in-chief of the opposition-aligned Khmer Machas Srok newspaper received a one-year jail sentence and $2,250 fine Friday, following stories accusing a powerful minister of corruption.

Hang Chakra, who was tried in absentia, had reported on alleged corruption under Council Minister Sok An, whose position allows him to oversee important Cambodian projects, such as the Khmer Rouge tribunal and offshore oil exploration.

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