Cambodian woman charged over incitement for felony

PHNOM PENH, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A Cambodian court on Thursday charged a woman, who accused Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen of ordering the 2016 killing of political analyst Kem Ley, with "incitement to commit a felony."

Hin Van Sreypov, 37, was arrested on Wednesday in Phnom Penh, three days after she posted a 49-second video on Facebook, claiming that the prime minister and his family were behind the assassination of Kem Ley.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court's Investigating Judge Van Senvisoth said in a detention verdict that the woman was charged with "incitement to commit a felony," a crime that could face an imprisonment between six months and two years.

Senvisoth said that he decided to temporarily detain the woman at the Prey Sar prison on the southwestern outskirts of Phnom Penh.

Kem Ley was shot dead at a gas station's mini-mart in Phnom Penh on July 10, 2016. Shortly after the murder, a man, identified himself as Chuob Samlab, was arrested.

The man was sentenced in March this year to life in prison for premeditated murder and illegal possession of a firearm. He confessed to the crime, claiming that he got furious with Kem Ley, who owed him 3,000 U.S. dollars but did not pay him back.

[ Editor: meng ]


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