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One-Year Imprisonment Upheld for Vaccine-Critical Facebook Posts

The Appeal Court on Tuesday upheld one-year jail sentences against two former opposition activists for incitement and insult after they criticized the distribution of Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccines in Cambodia before they were approved by the WHO.

Residents, some wearing masks, stand with protest signs in a Svay Rieng rice field, in a photo posted to Yous Sophorn's Facebook page on August 4, 2021.

Land Activists Get Out of Jail After Accepting 900 Riel Per Square Meter

En Soth and Yous Sophorn were jailed last month under Covid-19 charges of obstructing the enforcement of health measures and face up to three years in jail. They were both previously fined around $1,000 each under Covid-19 regulations for organizing a protest against the proposed compensation.

Residents, some wearing masks, stand with protest signs in a Svay Rieng rice field, in a photo posted to Yous Sophorn's Facebook page on August 4, 2021.

Svay Rieng Land Disputants Arrested Under Covid-19 Law

Two Svay Rieng land dispute representatives have been charged again for violating Covid-19 law; separately, Mondulkiri province indigenous families file a land clearance complaint against a Takhmao city resident.

A courtroom equipped with transparent screen as Covid-19 precautions, in a photo posted to Justice Ministry official Kim Santepheap’s Facebook page on April 16, 2021.

Over 100 People Facing Court Cases for Covid-19 Violations

Following hundreds of arrests, at least 102 people are facing court charges for Covid-19 violations, including more than a dozen put on trial without a lawyer after the accused chose to represent themselves in their misdemeanor cases, according to court officials.