Ex-commune chief admits to planning murder

During his trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday, a former commune chief in Prek Pnov district admitted to organizing the murder of a political rival, who survived the subsequent grenade attack that claimed the life of his 11-year-old son. ... ...

Ouch Sony

Woman gets 15 years for kidney trafficking

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced a woman to 15 years in jail for convincing her two cousins and a neighbor to sell their kidneys in Thailand last year. ... ...

Sek Odom

In court, kidney trader denies running transplant enterprise

A woman accused of organ trafficking was tried at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for allegedly persuading her two cousins and a neighbor to sell their kidneys in Thailand last year. Anti-human trafficking police arrested Nhem Sinuon, 29, in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district ...

Ouch Sony

Cambodian King seeks investigation of judge over court procedure

In a rare intervention, Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni has demanded an investigation over a Phnom Penh judge who interviewed an opposition party activist without his attorney being present. A lawmaker had complained to the King that Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge Keo Mony had questioned Ouch ...

Roseanne Gerin

Justice Ministry says hands tied in CNRP arrests

Despite opposition party hopes to the contrary, the Ministry of Justice yesterday rejected the idea that it could intervene in the court system to release Meach Sovannara, a Cambodia National Rescue Party official jailed last week. According to ministry spokesman Kem Santepheap, a letter from CNRP ...

Meas Sokchea and Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Released CNRP youth called back to court

Three CNRP Youth activists facing charges of taking part in an insurrection for their alleged roles in a violent opposition protest near Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park in July have been summonsed back to court early next month. A summons signed by Investigating Judge Keo Mony calls ...

Mech Dara

CNRP lawmaker says he’ll show up in court

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday agreed to postpone a meeting with the opposition party's information department chief, Meach Sovannara, who missed a scheduled meeting in which he was to answer questions regarding his alleged role in a violent protest in July, his lawyer said. ... ...

Meas Sokchea

CNRP official to skip court

Former parliamentary candidate and opposition information chief Meach Sovannara said yesterday that he would not appear in court today for questioning related to charges stemming from a violent opposition protest in July. ... ...

Meas Sokchea

CNRP's senior official in charge of information summoned to appear in court over violent clash

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned another official from Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to appear in court over July 15 violent clash near the Freedom Park. According to the subpoena issued Tuesday by Keo Mony, Phnom Penh Court's investigation judge, a member of CNRP's board ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Lawyer says court won’t question lawmakers

The charges of “leading an insurrection” brought against seven CNRP lawmakers-elect after a violent protest last month now appear dead in the water, with their lawyers saying a Phnom Penh judge has told them he cannot question them over the case because they have sworn ...

Kuch Naren

Court to question lawmakers over ‘insurrection’

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court will question three opposition CNRP lawmakers this morning over a street brawl at a July 15 protest that the authorities have described as an “insurrection” against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government. Three CNRP youth organizers remain in prison over the ...

Mech Dara

Cambodian court frees 8 opposition politicians on bail after political deal reached

A Cambodian court on Tuesday afternoon released seven opposition party lawmakers-elect and one party activist on bail after the ruling and opposition parties reached a political agreement. "The eight politicians were released from Phnom Penh's Prey Sar prison at 4:45 p.m. after questioning judge Keo Mony ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

CNRP officials imprisoned on insurrection charges

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged at least seven opposition CNRP lawmakers-elect and a party activist with insurrection and incitement over a protest that turned violent on Tuesday, sending six of the group to Prey Sar prison. Meng Sopheary, a lawyer on the defense ...

Kuch Naren

25 found guilty for roles in garment protests; sentences suspended

Twenty-five unionists, garment workers and bystanders were found guilty by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday for their involvement in three separate garment protest-related cases, but were handed down suspended sentences. The 22 men who had not been bailed ahead of trial were ordered ...

The Cambodia Daily

New charges as trial wraps

Despite presenting no hard evidence against defendants throughout the two trials of 23 men arrested during a strike that turned deadly in early January, a prosecutor used his closing statement yesterday to up the charges against union leader Vorn Pov. The final day of two trials ...

Sean Teehan, Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and May Titthara

Judge adds video evidence in trial against activist

Trials against 23 labor activists continued in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, with union leader Von Pov addressing the court to defend himself. The activists are charged with inciting violence in mass demonstrations in January. The court was shown three video clips on Wednesday, in which Von Pov ...

Heng Reaksmey

Defendants cut off as 23’s trial goes on

When union leader Vorn Pov was finally allowed to give testimony yesterday on the third day of the trial of 23 men arrested during a garment strike in January, he found himself cut off by an attorney ordering him to answer only the exact question ...

May Titthara, Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and Sean Teehan

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