20 November 2012
In a brief meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday, US President Barack Obama focused many of his words on human rights in general. But he also named Mam Sonando, the imprisoned owner of Beehive Radio, as a particular concern. Mam Sonando is serving a 20-year prison sentence on charges he helped foment a secessionist movement in Kratie province. His supporters say he has been jailed because he is a vocal critic of the government. Mam Sonando's wife, Din Phanara, tells VOA Khmer's Say Mony that the US president's discussion with Hun Sen has given her and her husband hope he could be released.