Court Intrigue

Two years ago, two nephews of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen were accused of involvement in a shootout in a Phnom Penh shopping center. After a brief stretch in jail, the pair was released when a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to support charges that they possessed guns at the scene of the shooting. Last week, another of the Prime Minister's nephews was on trial, this time accused of manslaughter—and again the case appears to be falling apart. According to police, Nhim Sophea, the 22-year-old son of Hun Sen's sister, was partying with friends in late October when the group...

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