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Newspaper editor jailed under law bequeathed by UN

Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Hang Chakra, the editor of the daily Khmer Machas Srok (http://, who was jailed on 26 June 2009 after receiving a one-year prison sentence as a result of government complaint about articles accusing the deputy prime minister of corrupt practices. “Prime Minister Hun Sen took the historic decision to decriminalize defamation, but his government has now regrettably abused a law about disinformation that was inherited (...)

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