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Investigation on Sam Rainsy’s incitement case completed

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Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy. KT/ Mai Vireak

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has concluded its investigation into two criminal cases of incitement and insulting against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy.

In two separate letters dated on January 28 and 29 and became public yesterday, Judge Ham Mengse said that the investigation into two cases against Mr Rainsy was completed.

In the court letters, Mr Rainsy was charged with inciting military personnel to disobey orders and demoralization of the army for his activity on December 5, 2017 in accordance with article 471 and 472 of the criminal code.

Mr Rainsy was also charged with insulting the King when he claimed a royal election letter was fake or written under duress on June 6, 7, and 10, 2018.

Mr Rainsy has lived in exile since 2015 after being hit with slew of court cases.

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