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Jailed CNRP 14 receive royal pardon

In a royal decree signed on Monday night, King Norodom Sihamoni pardoned 14 former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials, including senior official Meach Sovannara, at the request of prime minister-designate Hun Sen. They were released last night. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jailed-cnrp-14-receive-royal-pardon

US court will hear case against Hun Manet, lawyer says

A U.S. court will next week hold its first hearing in CNRP official Meach Sovannara’s lawsuit against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, for wrongful imprisonment, according to a lawyer involved in the case. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/us-court-will-hear-case-hun-manet-lawyer-says-117071/

Cambodian political repression meets American human rights law in Long Beach

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, is the President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), the country’s ruling party since 1979. In recent years, when an opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), started gaining momentum and making their voices heard, Sen’s government found ...

Mary Wald
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-wald/cambodian-political-repre_b_9657752.html

CNRP ‘insurrection’ appeal hearings begin

Appeal hearings began on Thursday in the case of 11 opposition figures who were convicted in July for insurrection over a 2014 political protest, with a CNRP official blasting the municipal court over double standards for rejecting his request to get medical treatment outside prison. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-insurrection-appeal-hearings-begin-110060/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/108429-108429/

Opposition leader threatens to play American card

Meach Sovannara, lead spokesman for the opposition, threatened to play the American card if the Municipal Court does not drop its investigation of him for his role in violent protests at Freedom Park last year. ...

Chea Takihiro and Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13505/opposition-leader-threatens-to-play-american-card/

Sovannara questioning signals end to court case

Opposition spokesman Meach Sovannara returned to Cambodia from Thailand yesterday to appear in court regarding an insurrection charge he received at Naga Bridge last July. ...

Va Sonyka and Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13293/sovannara-questioning-signals-end-to-court-case/

CNRP member returning to the states for treatment

Cambodia National Rescue Party Chief of Information Meach Sovannara will return to the United States for medical treatment following a car accident last week, he told Khmer Times yesterday. ...

Muny Sithyna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12284/cnrp-member-returning-to-the-states-for-treatment/

CNRP Meach Sovannara’s accident

Meach Sovannara, the CNRP lawmaker who was let out of jail on bail in May, was involved in a car accident on National Road 5 on Thursday. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12221/cnrp-meach-sovannara---s-accident/

‘Insurrection’ trial moves on

The last two opposition activists charged with inciting an “insurrection” during a protest of the 2013 general election were questioned yesterday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, as the lawyer of the accused aired hope that the court would not compile enough evidence to sentence ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/insurrection-trial-moves

‘Insurrection’ case still looms over opposition activists

Phnom Penh Municipal Court again delayed a hearing for 11 opposition activists, shortly after opening one on Monday. But the case still hangs over them, along with charges that Human Rights Watch has called “ridiculous.” ...

Neou Vannarin
http://bit.ly/1G2p0Zj

CNRP’s Sovannara on trial

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court today is scheduled to hear the trial of opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party activist Meach Sovannara, who was charged with leading a violent “insurrection” after an opposition demonstration turned violent last July. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://bit.ly/1cOQ72R

Meach Sovannara, monks, other Boeung Kok activists to be freed ahead of New Year

Meach Sovannara, a senior official of opposition party, and a monk and other Boeung Kok land rights activists including prominent activist Tep Vanny will be released ahead of Khmer New Year, said opposition lawyer Friday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/boeung-kak-protesters-freed-defiant

CNRP will not protest at Meach Sovannara trial

The opposition CNRP will neither protest at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday nor send any senior officials there to oppose the scheduled hearing of 11 of its members who stand charged with “insurrection,” opposition spokesman Yem Ponhearith said Thursday. ...

Kuch Naren and Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-will-not-protest-at-meach-sovannara-trial-80829/

In the dock: CNRP case to finally see court

After several stops and starts, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday will finally hear the case against 11 opposition officials and activists arrested last July on charges of insurrection following a political protest at Freedom Park that turned violent. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/dock-cnrp-case-finally-see-court

In the dock: CNRP case to finally see court

After several stops and starts, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday will finally hear the case against 11 opposition officials and activists arrested last July on charges of insurrection following a political protest at Freedom Park that turned violent. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/dock-cnrp-case-finally-see-court

Prime minister ramps up threat against Kem Sokha

Prime Minister Hun Sen continued his attack on CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha on Thursday, threatening to arrest him and deploy the military if he leads a protest to demand the release of jailed opposition official Meach Sovannara. ...

Hul Reaksmey and Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prime-minister-ramps-up-threat-against-kem-sokha-80207/

Top court denies bail for CNRP official, activist

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld previous decisions to deny bail to CNRP information department chief Meach Sovannara, who was jailed in November on insurrection charges relating to a July protest led by the opposition that erupted into a brawl between demonstrators and municipal security ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/top-court-denies-bail-for-cnrp-official-activist-79563/

CNRP ‘optimistic’ that official will be released

Following a bail hearing for CNRP information department chief Meach Sovannara at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the opposition party’s spokesman said he was “optimistic” that the court would decide to release the official when it announces a verdict on March 11. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-optimistic-that-official-will-be-released-79153/

Court postpones trial over brawl at freedom park

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has postponed today’s scheduled hearing of 11 people, including senior CNRP official Meach Sovannara, who were charged with insurrection and other crimes over a bloody scuffle at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park in July. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-postpones-trial-over-brawl-at-freedom-park-78508/

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