Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, was on Thursday sentenced to a total of eight years in prison on two charges, with security forces ordered to arrest and throw him in jail.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court Judge Ros Piseth handed down two guilty verdicts against Rainsy for “Inciting Military Personnel to Disobedience and Demoralising the Army” and “Insulting King Norodom Sihamoni”.

Rainsy was sentenced to four years in prison with a fine of 10 million riel ($2,500) on each charge.

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