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RFA journalists’ espionage verdict delayed

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday delayed issuing a verdict against two Radio Free Asia journalists charged with espionage. Oun Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were arrested in November 2017 and charged with “illegally providing information to a foreign state” under Article 445 of the Criminal Code. They have since had production of pornography added to the charges against them and face a prison term of seven to 15 years.

Ex-RFA reporter accused of delivering secret ‘disk’ to US embassy

A former Radio Free Asia journalist on trial for espionage was accused on Friday of delivering secret information to the U.S. Embassy. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin worked for RFA’s Khmer-language news service until the U.S.-funded media outlet shut its Phnom Penh bureau on September 12, 2017, citing government pressure and the forced closure of FM radio stations carrying its broadcasts.