PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodia’s Supreme Courtroom has upheld a life jail time period given to a person convicted of murdering a distinguished authorities critic.
The court docket on Friday rejected the enchantment of Oeut Ang for a discount in his sentence for capturing useless political analyst Kem Ley at a comfort retailer within the capital Phnom Penh in July 2016.
Oeut Ang had claimed he shot Kem Ley over an alleged mortgage he didn’t pay again. However there was widespread hypothesis the killing was politically motivated due to Kem Ley’s caustic commentaries about Prime Minister Hun Sen and his authorities within the media.
The killing occurred shortly after Kem Ley spoke on radio a few report alleging that Hun Sen’s household had taken benefit of its connections for monetary acquire.