Nearing Release, ‘RT Media Fixer’ Given a New Trial by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Appeal Court to retry media fixer Rath Rott Mony, who was convicted by a lower court for his involvement in a Russian media documentary on sex workers in Cambodia.

Supreme Court judge Kim Sathavy on Wednesday ruled that there were flaws in the trial of Rath Rott Mony in June 2019 and ordered the Appeal Court to conduct another trial to relitigate the case. She didn’t provide details of the inaccuracies in the case.

“[W]e think that the decision of the Phnom Penh Appeal Court in this criminal case is not right,” said Kim Sathavy, calling the lower court’s decision “surprising.”

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