Former SRP senator Sok Hour receives pardon after serving more than two years in jail

After serving more than 800 days of a seven-year prison sentence on charges of “incitement” and “forgery”, former opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour was released last night, following an unexpected royal pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni. ...

Kong Meta, Andrew Nachemson and Soth Koemsoeun

Court rejects appeal of Rainsy, Hong Sok Hour

The Appeal Court yesterday upheld prison sentences for former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and two of his assistants, along with former Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) Senator Hong Sok Hour, on charges stemming from the latter’s comments on the contentious Vietnam border issue. ...

Kim Sarom and Soth Koemsoeun

Senator gets seven years for Facebook border post

Opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday for forgery and incitement after presenting a border treaty on Facebook that the CNRP says merely contained a mistranslation. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Stock exchange ready for SMEs

The Federation of Associations for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC) sees small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) as the engine to drive growth on the local stock market, while the companies already listed have been growing steadily. ...

Sok Chan

Observers see Cambodia’s democracy in retreat

Political intimidation, the suppression of political expression and restrictions on freedom of assembly have Cambodia’s young democracy under threat, observers in the country say. ...

Dy Khamboly

Cambodian opposition lawmaker arrested for border comments

Prominent opposition lawmaker Um Sam An was arrested late Sunday in Siem Reap province for comments he made about the border with Vietnam, a government spokesman said Monday.   ...

Neou Vannarin

CNRP senator makes case for bail at supreme court

Opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour, who has been in prison since August on incitement and fraud charges, had his request for bail on health grounds heard by the Supreme Court on Friday. ...

Kuch Naren

Gov’t ‘clarifies’ alleged rights abuses for IPU

A delegation from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) – a transnational organisation of lawmakers – met with lawmakers, several ministries and the UNHCR over the past two days to discuss concerns about the beating of two opposition lawmakers last October as well as the jailing of ...

Mech Dara

Appeal court to hear ‘insurrection’ case next month

Eleven opposition activists who have been jailed since 2014 for supposedly participating in an “insurrection” will have their appeal against their conviction heard on March 17, their lawyer said on Friday. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Rainsy misses court date over conspiracy charges

As expected, opposition leader Sam Rainsy failed to show up at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for a scheduled questioning date on Friday, as he remains abroad after being hit with a slew of criminal charges and an arrest warrant in recent weeks. ...

Kuch Naren

Arrest ordered for Rainsy Facebook manager

An arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday for an assistant of opposition leader Sam Rainsy who helps run his popular Facebook page and is allegedly responsible for producing the video in which now-jailed Senator Hong Sok Hour presents a forged treaty. ...

Mech Dara

Sok Hour loses appeal

The Appeal Court yesterday rejected a bid by Hong Sok Hour’s lawyer to secure the imprisoned opposition senator’s freedom and avoid being forced to hand over further evidence, including the lawmaker’s laptop. ...

Taing Vida

Jailed senator to appeal search order

The Court of Appeal will on Monday hear opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour’s request to overturn a municipal court decision to seize his computer to reinvestigate the forged border treaty that landed him in prison in August. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Jailed senator denied appeal for release on bail

An opposition senator who has been jailed since August has lost an appeal to be released on bail. He will appeal the bail to the Supreme Court, he said. ...

Socheata Hean

Court denies bail for opposition senator

The Appeal Court on Wednesday rejected a second request by opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour to overturn a municipal court decision to deny him bail after he was arrested in August for presenting a fake border treaty in a video posted to Facebook. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Bail funds ready for jailed senator Sok Hour

Jailed Sam Rainsy Party Senator Hong Sok Hour’s bail hearing has been set for Wednesday, with his lawyers saying that they have deposited 10 million riel (about $2,500) in anticipation of a potentially favourable outcome. ...

Taing Vida

Court demands senator’s laptop

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has ordered jailed opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour and his defence lawyer to provide the imprisoned senator’s laptop as evidence to the court before 30 October. ...

Chhay Channyda

Wife of jailed senator denies claims of hit-and-run

The wife of imprisoned opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour on Thursday denied reports that she and the driver of her husband’s SUV fled the scene of a crash in Kandal province that left another man with a broken femur. ...

Aun Pheap

Cambodian opposition senator's trial postponed indefinitely

Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Municipal Court has indefinitely postponed the trial on charges of “forgery and incitement” of jailed opposition senator Hong Sok Hour, adjourning again on Wednesday after proceedings resumed following an earlier postponement on Oct. 2. ...

Morm Moniroth

Senator says he found fake treaty online

On the first day of his trial on Friday, opposition senator Hong Sok Hour—who was charged with forgery and incitement in August for posting a video to Facebook that showed a fake border treaty with Vietnam—denied having fabricated the document, saying that he found it ...

Khuon Narim

Court denies bail release of detained opposition senator

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has rejected an appeal from an opposition senator to be released from trial detention on bail. At least 10 other activists and supporters of the Rescue Party have been similarly arrested, charged and detained in recent months, as the two sides ...

Neou Vannarin

Cambodia blocks outside doctors from treating jailed opposition senator

Cambodian authorities are refusing to allow doctors from the human rights group Licadho to visit a jailed opposition lawmaker held at Prey Sar prison in the capital Phnom Penh, claiming the facility already provides adequate care, sources said. ...

Morm Moniroth

Trial of Sok Hour to begin on Friday

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday will hear the case against opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour, who was arrested and saw his parliamentary immunity bypassed last month over a Facebook post. ...

Chhay Channyda

Sok Hour’s case made

Hong Sok Hour’s attorney on Monday submitted a five-page legal document making the case for charges of forgery and incitement against the Sam Rainsy Party senator to be dropped by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. ...

Taing Vida

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