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US criticises Thailand for deporting Cambodian shoe thrower

AP  |  Washington 

The US is criticising its ally for repatriating a Cambodian labour activist wanted for throwing a shoe at a billboard depicting Cambodian Prime Minister

The activist, Sam Sokha, was arrested after she was returned to on Thursday.

Police said she was to serve a two-year prison sentence after being convicted in absentia on January 25 on charges of insulting a and "incitement to discriminate."

State Department for East Asia, Katina Adams, said Monday the US was "deeply concerned" that was repatriated in spite of her UN-recognised refugee status.

Adams urged to refrain from "involuntary refugee returns."

A 13-second video clip that circulated last April showed throwing shoes at images of and a party colleague.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 04:55 IST