Saturday, 22 January 2011

Cambodia Court Convicts Five Thai Detainees

via CAAI


Five Thai nationals, detained along the Thai-Cambodian border, went on trial in Phnom Penh on Friday. The court found them guilty of illegal entry and of encroaching on Cambodia's military zone. That zone is along Cambodia's poorly demarcated border with Thailand.

The five Thai nationals were fined $250 each and given suspended sentences. They are now free to return to Thailand.

There are still two other Thais who've been detained in Cambodia since December. They've been charged with spying — a much more serious offence that carries sentences of up to 10 years. They're scheduled to be tried on February 1.

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