International rights organizations on Tuesday called for two men widely believed to have been falsely convicted of the 2004 murder of outspoken union leader Chea Vichea to be immediately released, ahead of the final hearing in their case at the Supreme Court today. Chea Vichea was fatally shot in broad daylight near a newspaper stand at Wat Lanka on January 22, 2004. Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun were tried and imprisoned shortly afterward but were released on bail in 2008, when the Supreme Court ordered a retrial. In De*cember, they were sent back to prison on 20-year sentences each.
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