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Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday convicted two Bangladeshi and one Nepalese nationals for terrorism and sentenced them to 8 years in jail according to the Kingdom's Anti-terrorism Law, Sin Visal, presiding judge, announced the verdict.
The trios were convicted of terrorism stemming from signing a letter that threatened to attack American, Australian and British embassies in Phnom Penh last April and identified themselves in the letter as members of the al-Qaida.
"Despite their denial, they don't have enough evidence to substantiate their denial," Sin Visal said.
The three are Rafiqul Eslami, a 42-year-old Bangladeshi national and former owner of a restaurant in the capital's Chamkarmon district, Miah Muhammed Huymayan Kabir, a 62-year-old Bangladeshi national, and DP Paudel, a 44-year-old Nepalese national.
DP Paudel will be deported from Cambodia after his serving the eight-year term as he lived in Cambodia illegally.
Miah Muhammed Huymayan Kabir told reporters after the verdict that they will file to the Court of Appeal against the verdict.