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Freed journalist files appeal to high court

JOURNALIST Ros Sokhet, who was released from prison last month after serving a year of a two-year disinformation sentence, yesterday lodged an appeal to the Supreme Court seeking to overturn his conviction. Ros Sokhet said that when he filed the appeal, the court required he forfeit his assets, which consisted of US$123 and 50,300 riels in cash and an ATM card containing $5,600. “The court will give it back to me if I do not appeal,” he said yesterday, but added, “I think that my appeal is more important than my property.” Ros Sokhet was convicted of disinformation last October after sending a series of text messages to news anchor Soy Sopheap.



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