Rights Restricted by Court’s Withholding of IDs, Ex-RFA Reporters Say

Two former Radio Free Asia journalists accused of espionage said on Monday that their rights and livelihoods were restricted by a court decision to continue withholding their passports and ID cards following their release on bail.

Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, who remain on trial after their 2017 arrest and face up to 15 years in prison if convicted, said they have been functionally denied the ability to travel and support themselves financially without official identification. 

Attorneys for Chhin, a former cameraman, and Sothearin, an ex-news editor for the U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA), requested that the Phnom Penh Municipal Court return their national ID cards and passports last month.

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