Trial for Canadian journalist charged in Cambodia is postponed

A Canadian journalist who was charged two years ago in Cambodia says justice has been delayed even further after his trial, which was scheduled for Christmas Day, was postponed.

Zsombor Peter was charged alongside his Cambodian colleague, Aun Pheap, with incitement to commit a felony in 2017, months after covering an election campaign in Ratanakiri province for English-language newspaper The Cambodia Daily. Earlier this week, Mr. Peter questioned why the Canadian government hadn’t publicly denounced the case.

The Ratanakiri Provincial Court met for 10 minutes on Wednesday before the judge decided to reschedule the hearing and called on the journalists to appear in court. No trial date was set, attendees said.

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