Cambodia will free more than 400 prisoners, including a Thai convicted of spying, to mark the funeral of its beloved former king, Norodom Sihanouk, an official said on Wednesday.
Cambodians take pictures of the cremation site for the late former King Norodom Sihanouk near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on January 29, 2013. Cambodia says it will free more than 400 prisoners, including a Thai convicted of spying, to mark the funeral of its beloved former king.
Sihanouk's son Norodom Sihamoni, the current king, has signed a royal decree to pardon 412 prisoners who will be released on Monday, the day of his father's cremation, according to justice ministry spokesman Sam Pracheameanith.
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