Let Us Observe Kem Sokha Trial Firsthand, Civil Society Groups Say

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.

Eighty-two local communities and human rights and press freedom organizations also said in a statement the Sokha proceedings — which may last months — should be broadcast to the public, with his family members allowed to attend, to ensure an “open and transparent” trial.

Sokha, president of the outlawed opposition CNRP, faces up to 30 years in prison on charges of conspiracy with a foreign power for allegedly attempting to overthrow the government with U.S. support.

In full: https://vodenglish.news/let-us-observe-kem-sokha-trial-firsthand-civil-society-groups-say/

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