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Outrage at ‘Adhoc 5’ hearing as key witnesses absent and verdict looms

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday resumed the trial of the “Adhoc 5,” the name for a group of rights activists accused of bribing a hairdresser to lie about an alleged romantic relationship with jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha. The full-day hearing proceeded without ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/outrage-adhoc-5-hearing-key-witnesses-absent-and-verdict-looms

Adhoc 5 key witnesses absent

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday postponed the hearing of five human rights activists dubbed the “Adhoc 5” due to the absence of key witnesses. Four officials from rights group Adhoc – Nay Vanda, Ny Sokha, Yi Soksan and Lim Mony, and Ny Chakrya, ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adhoc-5-key-witnesses-absent

UN, Adhoc staff charged over sex scandal

Four senior officers from local rights group Adhoc and a former officer who now works for the National Election Committee (NEC) were imprisoned on Monday on bribery charges over a sex scandal involving deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha. ...

Ben Sokhean and Alex Willemyns
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-adhoc-staff-charged-over-sex-scandal-112053/

Government slammed for arrests of NGO officers

Four senior officials of local rights group Adhoc and a Na­tion­al Election Committee (NEC) official were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Thurs­day night over allegations that they instructed an alleged mistress of deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha to deny their affair. ...

Khy Sovuthy and George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-slammed-for-arrests-of-ngo-officers-111973/

Adhoc on defensive after accusations

Rights group Adhoc has no plans to file a complaint against Khom Chandaraty, the alleged mistress of acting opposition president Kem Sokha, despite her accusing various members of encouraging her to give false testimony during police questioning earlier this month. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24261/adhoc-on-defensive-after-accusations/

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