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Sam Rainsy ordered to appear in Appeal Court

Sam Rainsy ordered to appear in Appeal Court

OPPOSITION party leader Sam Rainsy has been summoned to appear in court next month in connection with his appeal against a 10-year jail sentence for disinformation and falsifying public documents.

The Sam Rainsy Party leader, who now lives in self-imposed exile in France, was ordered to appear at the Appeal Court on September 20. Chiv Songhak, president of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said yesterday that a lawyer had been appointed for Sam Rainsy after he did not appoint a lawyer for himself. Sam Rainsy was found guilty of the charges last September in connection with maps he produced of Cambodia’s border with Vietnam in Svay Rieng province. SRP spokesman Yim Sovann said yesterday that the case was “a political game”.

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