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Municipal Court Detains Newspaper Editors

The Phnom Penh municipal court Tuesday officially detained the editors of a khmer-language newspaper, allegedly for demanding $30,000 from a Karaoke star, over sex videotape.

Court judge Kong Seth says the court has ruled to temporarily detain the men on extortion charges.

The anti-human trafficking police arrested the three men at a coffee shop Saturday.

Police says the men attempted to blackmail the actress by threatening to publish still video shots from a porn video featuring a woman that looked similar to her.

Click on the above link to listen to Chun Sakada's latest report on the men's release from jail.