>Dam Sith, Editor of Moneakseka Khmer Newspaper arrested

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KI-Media

KI-Media has learned that Mr. Dam Sith (pictured), Editor of the opposition newspaper Moneakseka Khmer, was arrested in the morning of Sunday 08 June 2008, in Phnom Penh.

Mr. Dam Sith is also a candidate of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party for the city of Phnom Penh.

On Thursday 05 June, Mr. Dam Sith was summoned by the Phnom Penh Municipal court to clarify on a lawsuit brought against him by Hor Nam Hong for publishing an article quoting opposition leader Sam Rainsy discussing about Cambodian ministers who were former members of the Khmer Rouge regime. The Cambodian Club of Journalists (CCJ) called on Hor Nam Hong to withdraw this lawsuit, as “a sentence against a newspaper which cited a MP or a politician would be an attack on the rights of journalists.”

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