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More jail for Heng Pov

More jail for Heng Pov

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced former Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov

to seven years jail on March 23 for locking a woman in a cage for more than two months.

The woman was arrested in 2005 for allegedly trying to bribe court officials to release

her brother, a robbery suspect. According to local media she told the court she was

held for 70 days after a confession was forced out of her. The case was the second

of several against Heng Pov, who is already serving an 18-year prison sentence for

the 2003 murder of municipal court judge Sok Sethamony.

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