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Sam Rainsy verdict upheld in france

Sam Rainsy verdict upheld in france

The Court of Appeal in Paris on Thursday upheld a defamation conviction in a case brought against opposition leader Sam Rainsy by Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Didier Allar, Sam Rainsy’s lawyer in the case, said Sunday. In January 2009, Sam Rainsy was ordered to pay a symbolic fine of €1 after judges sided with Hor Namhong, who filed the case after Sam Rainsy allegedly accused him in an autobiography of heading the Boeung Trabek re-education camp, at which diplomats and officials under the Lon Nol and Norodom Sihanouk regimes were detained by the Khmer Rouge. “The French Court of Appeal decided to uphold the verdict of the lower court. It was confirmed on May 20,” Allar said. “Everything mentioned in the lower court’s verdict remains the same, including the same fine.” He added that he had not discussed with his client the prospect of pursuing the case further. Sam Rainsy could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

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