Cambodian rights campaigners on Thursday condemned the sentencing of two men to 20 years in prison for the 2004 murder of a prominent labour leader, saying they appeared to be scapegoats.
Born Samnang (C), one of two men convicted for the 2004 murder of a prominent labour leader, is led by police as they make an appearance at the Court of Appeals in Phnom Penh, on December 27, 2012. Cambodian rights campaigners condemned the sentencing of the two men to 20 years in prison for the crime they say they did not commit.
Chea Vichea, a vocal critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen's government, was gunned down in broad daylight at a newsstand in the capital Phnom Penh -- a killing decried by activists as an attempt to silence his labour union.
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