The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced disbarred lawyer and onetime government adviser David Chanaiwa and his nephew to three years and two years in jail respectively for causing intentional violence during a fight with reporters. Compensation had already been agreed between the victims and defendants, but Mr. Chanaiwa, 40, was also fined 6 million riel, or about $1,500, while his nephew, Ou Pi, 22, received a fine of about $1,000, Judge Chang Sinath said. “The court found both defendants guilty because all the evidence and witness testimony shows that they fought with the journalists,” Judge Sinath
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