frees anti-Thai rioters
Issued: 25 September 2003
The two had been convicted of offences including inciting racial hatred
and were jailed early this month. However, after a petition of their lawyer,
they received royal pardons from King Narodom Sihanouk.
After the riots in January, Thai-Cambodian relations were greatly damage, with Thailand downgrading diplomatic relations with Cambodia. Relations were eventually restored in April after Cambodia government paid Thailand almost $6 million in compensation for the damage of Thai Embassy.
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