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13 convicted of plot against Hun Sen

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PHNOM PENH - A Cambodian court convicted 13 people on Friday of plotting to overthrow the government, a case seen by rights groups as a politically motivated bid to discredit opposition to long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen. 

A man, centre, convicted of plotting to overthrow the Cambodian government shouts after being sentenced at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday. (Reuters photo)

The 13, seven of whom appeared in a Phnom Penh court, are linked to a little-known group called the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF), based in Denmark, said Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge Seng Neang.

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