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Hotel blast

Hotel blast

Five people have been convicted of the bombings of two Phnom Penh hotels last July

which left three dead and 11 wounded. A municipal judge sentenced Rin Savuth and

Koeut Sinoun to life in prison for the attacks on the Hong Kong and Favour hotels

on Monivong Boulevard. Preap Sanloy and Chreik Mao received 20 years. Ban Thavry

was sentenced to two years imprisonment for selling the explosives. They were also

ordered to pay $40,000 compensation to hotel owners and relatives of the victims.


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