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RT news fixer’s family again lobbies for Russian help

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Mony’s wife Long Kimheang and her son protesting in front of Russian Embassy this morning. KT/Mai Vireak

Family members and friends of a news fixer Rath Rott Mony, charged over his role in the production of a sex trafficking documentary, today rallied in front of the Russian embassy for the fourth time to demand its intervention for his freedom.

Mr Rott Mony was charged by Phnom Penh Municipal Court with incitement to discriminate for aiding Russia Today’s production of “My Mother Sold Me”, dismissed as fake news by the government, and was placed in pre-trial detention in Prey Sar prison on December 13.

His wife Long Kimheang called on Russians to lobby the government and immediately release her husband, cautioning that she and her family members will lead protests in front of the embassy every week.

“We will hold protests with placards, asking for intervention from Russian government to Cambodian government,” she said. “We will come every week until my husband is released.”

Ms Kimheang also urged the Russians to publicly stand by Russia Today and the accuracy of the documentary.

“My husband was just a news fixer who abetted the production. Russian RT crews were in charge of the documentary, they must prove his innocence and the government should have questioned them. They should not arrest Mony,” she said.

Full story in Thursday’s paper

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