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Mam Sonando not the only one condemned...
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October 4, 2012
by John Vink
Besides Mam Sonando, the 71 year old Radio Beehive owner,
sentenced to 20 years
of prison for having masterminded a so-called secessionist movement, and 13 other co-defendants sentenced from 30 years to suspended sentences, the Cambodian judicial system is being condemned as well. Be it local Human Rights organisations like
, ADHOC, CCHR, international organisations like Human Rights Watch (download a .pdf
, they all condemn what they call a clearly politically motivated sentence which yet again indicates that the independence of the courts in 'The Kingdom of Wonder' is a far cry of what it should be. Even some foreign embassies (France, Germany, the U.S.) took a few fingers out of their diplomatic glove this time.
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All the photographs
from these 5 days of trial are visible on my website.