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Opposition Leader Visits Editor in Jail

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy saw jailed opposition editor Dam Sith Wednesday, finding him in good health and without signs of abuse.

Dam Sith, the longtime editor of Moneaksekar Khmer, an opposition paper, has been jailed since Sunday, charged with defamation and disinformation, after his paper ran a story that quoted Sam Rainsy comments linking Foreign Minister Hor Namhong to the Khmer Rouge.

Dam Sith is sharing his cell with 20 other prisoners, Sam Rainsy said , adding that he wanted authorities to jail him instead.

The opposition leader said he expected Dam Sith to be released soon, but he gave no specifics.