Woman jailed for Kem Ley claim

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Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced a woman to a year in prison for accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family of being behind the murder of prominent political analyst Kem Ley.

Judge Y Thavireak identified the woman as Hin Vansreypov, 37, a supporter of the dissolved CNRP.

“The court decided to sentence her to a year in prison and a fine of one million riel ($250) to be put in the state’s budget,” Mr Thavireak said.

He said Ms Vansreypov was arrested on July 10, 2017 in Banteay Meanchey province, after she posted on social media under an assumed name on the anniversary of Mr Ley’s death.

“Hun Sen’s family are the killers. Each family member has the blood of Kem Ley on their hands,” the post said.

Mr Ley, a strong critic of the Prime Minister and his family, was shot at a gas station on July 10, 2016.

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