Rights Workers and Relatives of “RT Fixer” Calls for Charges To Be Dropped

Rott Mony, Rath Chanthul, 27, told VOA Khmer that she wanted the court to give him a fair trial. Rath Chanthul claimed that the absence of the plaintiffs at the court last week suggested an unfair trial.

Rights activists and relatives of a news fixer, who was arrested after helping a Russian state-run TV crew to produce a documentary on child sex exploitation, have appealed to the court to drop charges against him on the grounds of absence of relevant parties and lack of evidences.

Rath Rott Mony, 47, a labor activist and a news fixer for the documentary “My Mother Sold Me” by Russia Today news agency, was arrested in December and charged with “incitement to discriminate” for helping RT produce documentary, which the Cambodian government labeled as fake news.

Late last month the Phnom Penh Municipal Court heard Rott Mony’s case, but the process was suspended after his attorney demanded the presence of the five plaintiffs listed in the complaints.

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