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Cambodian court under fire from opposition, NGOs on second day of Kem Sokha trial

A court in Cambodia held the second day of hearings in the treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha on Thursday, as the defendant’s party decried what it called a “political show” orchestrated by the government and authorities came under fire for refusing observers access ...

Joshua Lipes
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/fire-01162020171920.html

Sokha’s treason trial begins

The treason trial of Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha began at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday with the presentation of a two-minute video clip. The footage, which was the basis of the charge against him, was dismissed by ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/sokhas-treason-trial-begins

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

Sokha released with conditions

Opposition leader Kem Sokha was released on bail this morning after more than a year in pre-trial detention at Trapiang Thlong prison, also known as Correctional Centre 3 (CC3). He was held on treason charges. One of his lawyers Chan Chen confirmed the release and ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-sokha-released-conditions

GDP pledges to have Kem Sokha released

The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) held its first major rally of the campaign period in the capital on Tuesday while pushing a platform that included a promise to eliminate treason charges from the Criminal Code. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gdp-pledges-have-kem-sokha-released

Kem Sokha’s pre-trial detention extended by six months

Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha may not face trial until after the July elections, after a Phnom Penh Municipal Court decision on Monday to extend his pre-trial detention up to another six months. Meng Sopheary, Sokha’s lawyer, confirmed that Investigating Judge Ky Rithy extended the ...

Niem Chheng and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kem-sokhas-pre-trial-detention-extended-six-months

Sokha’s witness request denied

An investigating judge has rejected Kem Sokha’s request that he interview a representative from the US government in connection with the former opposition leader’s “treason” case, despite the fact that Sokha stands accused of plotting a US-backed overthrow of the Cambodian government. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokhas-witness-request-denied

CPP spokesman and former Kem Sokha colleague questioned

Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Chhim Phal Virun was questioned Tuesday morning as a witness in the “treason” charges brought against former opposition leader Kem Sokha, his former colleague at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR). ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cpp-spokesman-and-former-kem-sokha-colleague-questioned

Breaking: Kem Sokha denied bail by Appeal Court

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail this morning by the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh, his lawyer Choung Choungy has confirmed. The hearing was held under a tight security presence, with Sokha brought in by police convoy before dawn. Human rights monitors and ...

Niem Chheng and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-kem-sokha-denied-bail-appeal-court

CPP official called up as witness in Kem Sokha case

Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Chhim Phal Virun has been called as a witness in the controversial “treason” case against jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/cpp-official-called-witness-kem-sokha-case

Ex-Beehive leader Sonando called in Kem Sokha case

Radio broadcaster and former Beehive Party President Mam Sonando was served a summons last week by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to appear as a witness in relation to a “treason” case filed against former opposition President Kem Sokha. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/ex-beehive-leader-sonando-called-kem-sokha-case

Sokha laywers snub questions

Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha’s lawyers yesterday boycotted the questioning of their client on “treason” charges at Trapaing Phlong Prison to protest the judge’s decision not to question him at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-laywers-snub-questions

‘Incitement’ complaint filed against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy

A lawyer for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces filed a complaint accusing former opposition leader Sam Rainsy of “incitement” yesterday, despite Prime Minister Hun Sen vowing on Wednesday to sue his long-time political opponent for “treason”. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/incitement-complaint-filed-against-former-opposition-leader-sam-rainsy

Sokha’s detention upheld

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that the ongoing detention of opposition leader Kem Sokha was legal, despite claims his parliamentary immunity had been violated – and in spite of the fact that neither the accused nor his representatives were present. ...

Niem Chheng and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokhas-detention-upheld

‘Red-handed treason’: Kem Sokha faces 30 years after being charged under Article 443

Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha was officially charged with treason yesterday, about 36 hours after he was arrested at his Phnom Penh residence and sent to a Tbong Khmum prison. If Sokha is found guilty, his party could be dissolved based on new legislation that prevents ...

Leonie Kijewski, Niem Chheng and Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/red-handed-treason-kem-sokha-faces-30-years-after-being-charged-under-article-443

Kem Sokha officially charged with ‘treason’

Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha was officially charged with treason this morning, about 36 hours after he was arrested from his Phnom Penh residence in a midnight raid by more than 100 police and sent to a Tbong Khmum prison. ...

Leonie Kijewski and Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-kem-sokha-officially-charged-treason

Sokha arrested for ‘treason’, is accused of colluding with US to topple the government

Police yesterday arrested Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha over allegations of treason, with Prime Minister Hun Sen accusing the opposition president of conspiring with the United States to oust his regime. In a startling escalation in an already deteriorating political climate, the premier ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-arrested-treason-accused-colluding-us-topple-government

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