A Radio Free Asia spokesman said the U.S. broadcaster was still working through some unspecified issues despite the Cambodian government saying it would welcome a reopening of the RFA’s Phnom Penh bureau.
The anticipated espionage verdict against two former Radio Free Asia journalists has been delayed after the case’s presiding judge said more investigation into their equipment was needed. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court was on Thursday due to announce its verdict against Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin over allegedly supplying information to a foreign state, as […]
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has rescheduled its verdict into the espionage case against two former Radio Free Asia journalists Oun Chhin and Yeang Sothearin to October 3, court spokesman Y Rin said on Monday.
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.
Rights groups urged the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to dismiss the espionage cases against two former Radio Free Asia journalists, who are set to stand trial on Friday.