Appeal Court holds ‘inconclusive hearing’ into RFA case’s reinvestigation

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 case against Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin have been before the courts since they were arrested in November 2017 and detained for nine months. Their trial was held last year, but instead of issuing a verdict in October, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court announced that the case would be reinvestigated.

On Monday, the pair’s lawyer, Sam Chamroeun, said the length of time the municipal court had taken to investigate was unreasonable.

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