Appeal Court Considers Ex-RFA Reporters Motion On Lower Court Ruling

Yeang Sothearin agreed with his lawyer, saying that the elongation of the investigation period was only meant to burden him and Uon Chhin.

The Appeal Court on Monday considered a challenge from two former Radio Free Asia reporters, who are contesting a lower court’s decision to re-investigate espionage charges against them despite completing the trial process.

The Appeal Court will give a ruling in the appeal on January 28 after former RFA reporters Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin challenged Phnom Penh trial judge’s decision to send their espionage case for further investigation, despite completing the entire trial procedure in August 2019.

“The point of the investigation is about burdening my clients and we think that this is a burden on them,” said Sam Chamroeun, a lawyer for the two former RFA reporters.

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