Phnom Penh - Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni has pardoned a Thai man who was convicted earlier this week of spying.
Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith, said Sivarak Chothipong would be released Monday.
Sivarak was arrested in mid-November after the authorities accused him of passing on flight details of Thailand's fugitive former premierThaksin Shinawatra to a diplomat at the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh.
"This is a humanitarian gesture," Khieu Kanharith told the German Press Agency dpa. "For us this gesture is not to please Thailand, but for humanitarian issues, and we know that the man executed the order (given) by Bangkok."