Friday, March 15, 2013
Walking free (Cambodia)
It's been quite some time since we've heard good news out of Cambodia. This week, a Cambodian court of appeals freed a radio station owner, Mam Sonando (71-years old), who had been sentenced for 20 years on charges of secessionism. As is often the case, Sonando's real crime was simply criticism of Hun Sen's government. It's a relatively bold move for the judges involved. I'm personally not as familiar with Cambodian politics, but friends who are confirm that Hun Sen's political position remains secure and courts have seldom ruled against the regime.