Mother nature activists released

The Koh Kong Provincial Court in Cambodia decided to suspend a year and a half sentence handed down to three activists from environmental NGO Mother Nature who have been in prison since last August – longer than the legal limit for pre-trial detention. The three men will have to jointly pay $25,000 to a Vietnamese-owned sand dredging company and $500 each to the state. But with 10 months and 15 days already served, the men will be released on 1 July after the court suspended the last half of their sentence. 

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