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Sokha Tells Court to Ask the US About His Intentions

Banned opposition party leader Kem Sokha urged the court to question U.S. officials if the presiding judge doesn’t believe his stated relationship with foreign states.

Overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia hold meaningful activities ahead of Tet

Vietnamese Embassy and Consulate Generals in the Kingdom of Cambodia held various significant community activities on January 22 for the occasion of the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival.

Kem Sokha Denies US Pushed for ‘Yugoslavia Style’ Revolution, Says CCHR Did Not Foment...

Opposition leader Kem Sokha said the United States government did not recommend he start a “Yugoslavia” style revolution in Cambodia and that the Cambodian Center for Human Rights was not used as a platform to instigate a grassroots uprising against Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodian politician denies being involved in US plot to overthrow government

Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia’s outlawed opposition party on Thursday denied allegations that he conspired with the US government, during the fourth day of hearings in his treason charge.

Opposition Leader’s Trial Blocked to Public

Permit Media, Rights Monitors at Kem Sokha Hearings

Feature: China-aided stadium in Cambodia symbolizes friendship

Robed in a high-vis vest and crowned with a white hard-hat, Chea Samnang, a 25-year-old construction worker, is proud of working with a Chinese developer to build a China-aided main stadium here.

Cambodia’s Democracy On Trial

Last week, Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha was brought before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on politically-motivated charges of treason. If found guilty, he could serve up to 30 years in prison.

Two words the only difference in edited Kem Sokha video, government lawyer says

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday showed the full video of Kem Sokha’s 2013 speech that is at the heart of his treason trial, according to lawyers present.

Full Kem Sokha Video a ‘Gift’ to Prosecution, Government Lawyer Says

A government lawyer called the defense teams’ evidence a “gift” to his case at the end of the third day of a treason trial against banned opposition leader Kem Sokha.

Kem Sokha Trial: Day 3 Begins With Submission of Defense Evidence, “Treason” Video To...

The defense began the proceedings by detailing all 35 pieces of evidence. This included the one-hour video clip of his 2013 speech in Australia, which has already been admitted by the judges.

Kem Sokha Trial: Defense and Prosecution Disagree On Alleged ‘Treason’ Video

The defense said that two sections of the 1-hour video – one around 105 seconds and the other 31 seconds – had been edited together.

Kem Sokha’s Lawyers Submit New Evidence on Third Day of Treason Trial

The third day of the treason trial of Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha kicked off Wednesday with his defense team submitting dozens of pieces of evidence they say will exonerate their client, as controversy continued over a lack of access to the hearings for members of the media and NGOs.

Former CNRP Councilor Attacked in Latest Assault on Opposition Activists

A former CNRP commune councilor was attacked by two unidentified men on a motorbike in Phnom Penh on Monday, adding to a string of assaults on politicians and activists from the banned political party.

Swedish ambassador met with Cambodian labour minister

Ambassador Björn Häggmark underlined the importance of labour conditions and skills development during the meeting with Labour Minister Ith Samheng, on 13th January 2020.

New Security Plan Puts Vietnam-Cambodia Defense Ties in the Headlines

The agreement spotlighted how both sides are managing the security aspect of their relationship.

UN Rapporteurs Point To Irregularities In ‘Tainted’ Sokha Trial

The experts said the trial had been “tainted” by the “clear neglect” of international, human rights and domestic laws. Kem Sokha faced up to 30 years if he is found guilty of conspiring with a foreign power.

Cambodian advocates call for access to opposition leader’s trial

Cambodian civil society groups has called on a Phnom Penh court to allow access to the trial of the leader of the nation's outlawed opposition party, after the first day of hearings excluded most journalists and public observers.

Sokha faces more questioning over past activities

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha told the court on Thursday that he did not bring foreigners to invade Cambodia’s territory, nor did he make Cambodia lose any land, according to his lawyers.

UN Says Kem Sokha Trial ‘Tainted by Irregularities’

U.N. representatives issued a statement on Friday calling the trial of Kem Sokha, the leader of the outlawed opposition, “tainted by irregularities,” and criticized his arrest without a warrant, arbitrary detention and the lack of public access to trial proceedings.

Gov’t Rejects Human Rights Watch Report, Calls It “Revenge”

The report said there had been an increase in political prisoners, which is linked to the criminalizing of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, forcing its supporters and activists to live in fear or flee the country.


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