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Gonzalez-Davidson charges confirmed

Gonzalez-Davidson charges confirmed

Koh Kong Provincial Court yesterday confirmed that deported environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson has been officially charged as an accomplice to three jailed anti-dredging activists from his NGO Mother Nature.

On Friday the Post reported that Tha Sophea, wife of one of the three activists, had learned of the charges from her imprisoned husband, Sem Samnang.

Yesterday court director Huon Many said it was fact. “The jailed activists confessed that [Alex] supported them with money. It means he is an accomplice. He offered money and the way to commit [the crime], so this is the accomplice charge,” Many said.

He added that while the court has “no idea” how to issue a warrant for Gonzalez as they do not know his location, they will try him in absentia.

“The accomplice is to be sentenced the same as the perpetrator,” Many said before referring other questions to investigating judge Chhun Davy, who could not be reached.

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