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US told to refrain from interfering in Sokha case

Senior Cambodian officials said on Thursday that the US can monitor Kem Sokha’s trial as it wishes but would not be allowed to interfere in court procedures. The point was made in response to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments on Wednesday at a ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/us-told-refrain-interfering-sokha-case

140 ex-opposition members summoned by courts: rights group

Cambodian courts and police authorities have summoned a total of 140 ex-members of the opposition party in recent weeks, a local human rights group said, as government efforts to intimidate and suppress the opposition continue more than a year after the party was banned. Dozens of ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/ex-opposition-members-summoned-by-courts-rights-group/4930060.html

Former envoy to South Korea challenges court ruling on abuse-of-power conviction

Imprisoned former Ambassador Suth Dina appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday to challenge the procedures of the Appeal Court, where he attempted to get his five-year sentence for “abuse of power” and “unlawful exploitation” overturned in August. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/former-envoy-south-korea-challenges-court-ruling-abuse-power-conviction

Poipet families protest for help in land dispute

Some 30 families from Poipet city’s Phsar Kandal commune yesterday protested in front of the Poipet Town Hall to demand intervention from authorities to resolve a land dispute with a man who claims to be an “adviser” to Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poipet-families-protest-help-land-dispute

Jailed ex-RFA reporters to appeal detention at Supreme Court

The defence lawyer for two former Radio Free Asia reporters will file an appeal with the Supreme Court tomorrow challenging their detention on charges of “espionage”. The Appeal Court upheld their pre-trial detention last week. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jailed-ex-rfa-reporters-appeal-detention-supreme-court

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen challenges US to cut all aid to his country

The United States announced on Friday it was ending funding for the election, and promised more “concrete steps”, after the Supreme Court dissolved the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) at the request of the government, on the grounds it was plotting to seize power. ...

ABC News staff
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-19/cambodia-tells-us-to-cut-all-aid/9166672

‘Death of democracy’: CNRP dissolved by Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party, removing the only existing electoral threat to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s grip on power in the Kingdom and undoing in one stroke the opposition’s gains over the last five years. ...

Ben Sokhean, Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/death-democracy-cnrp-dissolved-supreme-court-ruling

Breaking: Supreme Court rules to dissolve CNRP

The Supreme Court this evening ruled to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party, ending the only existing electoral threat to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s grip on power in the Kingdom. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-supreme-court-rules-dissolve-cnrp

Surveillance up ahead of CNRP verdict

Checkpoints went up on national roads, barricades were dumped in front of the Supreme Court and police paid unannounced visits to civil society organisations and opposition officials as darkness fell yesterday ahead of today’s Supreme Court hearing on the dissolution of the opposition CNRP. ...

Niem Chheng, Daphne Chen and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/surveillance-ahead-cnrp-verdict

CNRP leaders face loss of salary

Fifty-five opposition CNRP lawmakers will immediately lose their salaries if the party is dissolved by the Supreme Court tomorrow. CNRP commune representatives will also be cut off if the party is dissolved. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5090547/cnrp-leaders-face-loss-salary/

Interior Ministry puts provinces on high alert ahead of CNRP court date

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday issued an order demanding that all provincial governors create a “standby working group” to monitor the political situation in anticipation of unrest following the opposition party’s potential dissolution later this week. ...

Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-ministry-puts-provinces-high-alert-ahead-cnrp-court-date

No rallies for Sokha trial, says ministry

The Ministry of Interior has said it will not allow any demonstrations in front of the Supreme Court during a hearing on Thursday to decide if the opposition CNRP will be dissolved, while the Koh Kong provincial governor’s office warned it will prevent residents from ...

Kong Meta and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-rallies-sokha-trial-says-ministry

Court upholds Sokha detention for ‘treason’

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the legality of CNRP President Kem Sokha’s detention on widely condemned charges of “treason”, despite a team of defence lawyers laying out their arguments against his imprisonment for the first time before a court. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-upholds-sokha-detention-treason

Analysis: Cambodia’s government learns the art of ‘lawfare’

On Friday, all the pieces fell into place. The Ministry of Interior, a day prior, had primed the media, instructing them on how to report the day’s events. The government’s investigation and filing to the Supreme Court that called for the main opposition party to ...

Erin Handley and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/analysis-cambodias-government-learns-art-lawfare

Chea Sim bodyguard appeals sentence

A former senior army official and head of the late Chea Sim’s bodyguard unit yesterday appealed to the Supreme Court to once again reduce his jail time for a raft of crimes including embezzlement, weapons possession, breach of trust and forgery. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chea-sim-bodyguard-appeals-sentence

Heng Pov asks for fast appeal

Disgraced former Phnom Penh Municipal Police Chief Heng Pov yesterday called for a speedy appeal trial before the Supreme Court in two of his cases – which relate to the possession of fake currency and to the illegal detention of a suspect – despite lamenting ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/heng-pov-asks-fast-appeal

Supreme Court: Commune chief denied bail in Poipet

The Supreme Court yesterday rejected a bail application for Poipet Commune Chief Chao Veasna, who has been in pretrial detention since February for his alleged role in a protest that turned violent outside the border town’s customs office in 2015. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/supreme-court-commune-chief-denied-bail-poipet

Nine parties face closure

The Interior Ministry has filed a Supreme Court complaint requesting the dissolution of nine political parties accused of flouting their obligations under the Law on Political Parties. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080574/nine-parties-face-closure/

Court denies analyst Sok’s request for bail

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a lower court’s decision to deny jailed political analyst Kim Sok’s request for bail, also rejecting his request to summons Prime Minister Hun Sen, the plaintiff in the two defamation and incitement cases that landed the analyst in detention. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-denies-analyst-soks-request-bail

Supreme court orders eco-activist’s appeal to be reheard

Environmental activist Ven Vorn has been given a second chance to have an illegal logging conviction overturned after the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered his case sent back to the Appeal Court for review. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/supreme-court-orders-eco-activists-appeal-to-be-reheard-132169/

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