Facebook Insults Get 2 Year Sentence

Phnom Penh: As scheduled, on June 20, 2019, Mao Sina, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge, announced the verdict of the “Black Champey” case, which insulted Cambodian people on Facebook.

The court convicted Mr. Yeng Heng to imprisonment for a two-year period, serving 1 year in prison, 1 on license, and a 3 million riel fine to the state budget for inciting discrimination, according to Article 496 of the Penal Code.

“I accept the verdict,” said Mr. Yeng Heng, told reporters this morning. “I do not appeal. “

In a hearing on June 4, 2019, the defendant, Yin Heng, known as “Black Champey”, acknowledged his mistake and apologized to Cambodians for using inappropriate words in the past.

Yin Heng was arrested in Daun Penh district on the night of February 5, 2019, after the accused postied an angry video using charged language online after he was beaten by a group of youths.

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