Thai mother to seek royal pardon for son sentenced to jail in Cambodia

21:02, December 08, 2009      

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The mother of a Thai man, who was sentenced to seven years in Cambodia on Tuesday, plans to seek a royal pardon for her son.

Mrs. Simarak Na Nakhon Phanom said she decided not to make an appeal since she is worried that the appeal process will take time, Thai News Agency reported.

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Thai engineer Siwarak Chutipong to seven years in jail on Tuesday.

Siwarak, who worked as an engineer at Cambodia Air Traffic Services Co., Ltd., has been arrested in Cambodia on Nov. 11, according to an arrest warrant of prosecutor of Phnom Penh Municipality Court.

Cambodia had charged Siwarak of having had confidential information affecting Cambodia's national security.

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