Cambodia Court Claims ‘Adequate Evidence’ to Send Kem Sokha to Trial For Treason

The former head of Cambodia’s opposition party, Kem Sokha, will have to face trial for treason, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court said Monday, despite the easing of restrictions on his house arrest last month and requests by his lawyers to drop his case.

“After the conclusion of a thorough investigation, the investigating judge found adequate evidence against the accused Kem Sokha for treason and decided to send the accused, with case file # 6400, to trial on December 2, 2019,” the court said in a press release.

RFA’s Khmer Service could not reach the court for further comments. Kem Sokha’s lawyer, Chan Chen, said that he only knew that his client would be sent to trial, but does not know the date.

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