Cambodia charges Thais over border incident
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(AFP)—PHNOM PENH – A Cambodian court on Thursday charged seven Thais, including a politician, with illegally entering its territory, a prosecutor said, after they were detained near the countries’ disputed border.
‘The court has charged them with illegally crossing the border… and entering a military area with ill will,’ Sok Roeun, deputy prosecutor at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, told AFP by telephone.
The seven, including lawmaker Panich Vikitsreth of the ruling Democrat Party, appeared at a closed-door hearing at the court, a day after being detained by Cambodia.
The incident has rekindled diplomatic tensions between the neighbouring countries, which have a long-standing border dispute.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday urged Cambodia to free the detainees.
‘Cambodia must release all seven Thais immediately,’ he told reporters.