Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Cambodia jails student over Facebook post

By Ashley Cowburn

A Cambodian university student has been jailed for 18 months for asking the public to join his "colour revolution" and inciting crimes in an anti-government Facebook post.

The man, identified as 24-year-old Kong Raya, is the first Cambodian convicted of using social media to attack Prime Minister's Hun Sen's government, who has issued warnings that online critics could be traced and arrested in matter of hours.

Disenfranchised citizens have increasingly turned to the internet to highlight alleged state abuses and demand political reforms from Mr Sen's government which has ruled the country for more than 30 years. 


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