About 100 Boeng Kak activists marched around Phnom Penh’s Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon calling for the release from prison of fellow activist Yorm Bopha ahead of her final appeal hearing on Friday. Led by community representative Tep Vanny, the supporters prayed to their ancestors in a Buddhist ceremony, calling on them to influence the outcome of the incitement case. Yorm Bopha is serving a three-year sentence, with one year suspended, for allegedly ordering an assault on two motorcycle taxi drivers last year. “Justice needs to be done for Yorm Bopha, because she did nothing wrong,” Ms. Vanny said.
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