Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Teang Narith's Crime

Tieng Narith will be sentenced on Wednesday

Monday, February 26, 2007
Cambodge Soir
Translated from French by Luc Sâr

Tieng Narith, the professor of Philosophy at the Buddhist Institute who was arrested last 05 September and charged with distribution of false information, will be sentenced next Wednesday by the Phnom Penh municipal court. Tieng Narith is accused of being the author of a book in which the prime minister and the country’s authorities are attacked with virulence. Those close to him blame his action on his mental troubles. “The doctor did not give us yet the result of his psychiatric expertise. But Tieng Narith told us that, in front of the court, he would declare that he is fully responsible of his assertions. He maintains that he wrote the book for the good of the Nation,” Hong Kim Soun, Tieng Narith’s lawyer, said.

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