Five members of the Khmer National Liberation Front were yesterday afternoon convicted by the municipal court and sentenced to one year in jail for inciting people to protest against the government.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge Leang Samnath identified the convicts as Chim Savoeun, 38, Chen Sarith, 53, Khuon Tam, 68, Prak San, 50, and Duong Nanta Ananda, 38.
They were all charged with incitement to commit felony.
“The court decided to convict them to one year each in prison but the term of their sentence will be only three months,” the judge said. “The rest will be suspended.”
Judge Samnath said the men were arrested in October 2017 in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district.
They were arrested after they travelled from Banteay Meanchey province to Phnom Penh in order to distribute leaflets and books promoting the KNLF and anti-government rhetoric at the Water Festival.