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Incitement charges for alleged leafletters

Takeo provincial court yesterday charged four men, including one Sam Rainsy Party activist, with incitement for allegedly distributing anti-government leaflets in Takeo province last year, officials said yesterday. The four men were arrested in Kandal province’s Koh Thom district last Friday.and transferred to Takeo provincial court on Sunday. Takeo provincial prosecutor Meas Sophak said the court had charged the men with incitement under the new penal code, but declined to comment further. Sok Leang Ang, wife of detained SRP activist Khem Mara, 26, said that Koh Thom district police issued an arrest warrant the morning after her husband was arrested. “Police came to apprehend him without any warrant,” she said. “They arrested first and showed the warrant later.”

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