Trial Delayed in Cambodian Sex Trafficking Documentary Case When Plaintiff Fails to Show

A Cambodian union leader detained for his involvement in the production of a Russian-backed documentary about sex trafficking in the Southeast Asian country appeared in court Thursday, but the hearing on his case was delayed when the plaintiff failed to appear.

Rath Rott Mony underwent two hours of questioning in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. His lawyer Sam Titseyha told RFA’s Khmer Service that the trial would resume on June 12, and that the plaintiff’s absence would have no effect on a potential ruling since the defense lawyer was unable to question the plaintiff.

But the lawyer remained hopeful that the court would give justice to his client.

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