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Man held over Facebook post insulting PM

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Su Yean
Su Yeang has been sent to jail for insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook. Photo Supplied

Tboung Khmum Provincial Court today charged a 45-year-old man with incitement to commit felony and placed him in pretrial detention after he posted messages insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook.

Theng Cheang, provincial court secretariat chief, said that an investigating judge decided to detain Su Yean and he is now in the provincial prison.

“The investigating judge charged Su Yean with incitement to commit felony,” Mr Cheang said.
The accused faces six months to two years in jail.

Prak Bunnung, deputy provincial police chief, said Mr Yean was arrested on Monday at 12pm at his home in Memot district’s Triek commune.

“We arrested the suspect following an arrest warrant from the court,” Mr Bunnung said.

According to provincial police chief Ben Rath, police arrested the accused based on a warrant that was issued following complaints from villagers accusing the man of insulting Mr Hun Sen.

On April 20, Mr Yean posted a picture of former opposition leader Sam Rainsy leading a demonstration in South Korea and wrote that “we have to join together with a candlelight mass demonstration in South Korea,”

Full story in Wednesday’s paper

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