The Appeal Court on Monday heard an appeal from two former Radio Free Asia journalists contesting the reinvestigation of their espionage case more than two years after they were charged.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday launched the UNDP Accelerator Labs in Cambodia, it said in an announcement on Tuesday (Jan 21).
Yeang Sothearin agreed with his lawyer, saying that the elongation of the investigation period was only meant to burden him and Uon Chhin.
A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Monday postponed its ruling on a request by two former RFA reporters to drop a reinvestigation into espionage charges against them, saying it will deliver its decision on Jan. 28.
In mid-2019, the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights monitored the criminal trial of former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin in Cambodia as part of the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative.
Bogus Radio Free Asia Case Drags On
Civil society groups on Thursday called on the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to give them and journalists access to the trial of the leader of the dissolved opposition, Kem Sokha, as the first day of hearings saw nearly no journalists or NGOs allowed to observe.
Justice Ministry spokesman Chin Malin denied that the courts were excluding journalists from opposition leader Kem Sokha’s trial on Wednesday out of principle — they just did not have enough space for them or the equipment to broadcast the proceedings.
Shortly after midnight each Sunday, Catherine Harry takes her place in front of a camera at her home in Phnom Penh.
Independent news organizations in Cambodia are struggling to recover from a major crackdown on the free press during the 2018 election. VOA’s Brian Padden reportsthe Cambodian government eased its pressure on the media somewhat after the EU threatened sanctions, but journalists continue to face increased risks of imprisonment and persecution.
The Appeal Court on Monday agreed with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s decision to send their pornography case for further investigation, despite completing the entire trial in August.
The Appeal Court has upheld the reinvestigation order into a pornography case against two former Radio Free Asia journalists who are also accused of espionage.
A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Monday rejected an appeal by two former RFA reporters to drop a reinvestigation into pornography charges against them, while the pair also await a decision on whether authorities will proceed with a further investigation into accusations of espionage.
Canadian journalist Zsombor Peter, facing criminal charge in Cambodia, urges Ottawa to denounce case
A Canadian journalist who was charged two years ago with incitement to commit a felony while covering an election campaign in Cambodia says he wants to know why the Canadian government has not publicly denounced the case as the trial moves ahead for Christmas Day.
Local authorities in central Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang province have warned villagers locked in a land dispute not to listen in groups to reports by Radio Free Asia, saying that broadcasts heard over loudspeaker have disturbed their neighbors, sources in the region said.
A court spokesperson said the delay came as one of the judges assigned to the case was travelling overseas.
A provincial court delayed a hearing against former Cambodia Daily reporters Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter on Wednesday for an indefinite period, citing the absence of a judge.
It was in the spring of 2017 that veteran Cambodia Daily reporters Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter traveled to Pate commune, the only constituency among 50 in Ratanakiri province that Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party, or CPP, had failed to win in prior local elections.
Trial of 2 Ex-Cambodia Daily Reporters Part of Broader Media Crackdown.
A Canadian journalist who was charged two years ago in Cambodia says justice has been delayed even further after his trial, which was scheduled for Christmas Day, was postponed.