The Court of Appeal on Tuesday cut nine years from the 15-year prison sentence of the former military police chief of Ratanakkiri province who in 2006 was convicted in absentia of being involved in a multimillion dollar illegal logging racket in the province’s Virachey National Park. The Appeal Court’s decision to reduce the sentence against Moeung Samoeun, who remains at large, followed an order by the Supreme Court to review the initial sentence taking into consideration Article 137 of the criminal code, which allows the court to consolidate penalties for concurrent crimes. “Moeung Samoeun’s sentence is changed from
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