Cambodia Opposition Leader Kem Sokha’s Lawyers File Request to Drop Charge of Treason

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha’s legal team on Tuesday called on the court overseeing his case to drop treason charges against him in the interest of fostering dialogue and national reconciliation amid political tensions in the country.

In a formal request, the lawyers appealed to Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigative judge Khy Rithy to “drop all charges against His Excellency Kem Sokha so he can enjoy his full freedom” and return to his role as the president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

“To drop charges against Kem Sokha will contribute to national reconciliation and allow politicians to start dialogue for the good of the national interest and Cambodia’s reputation,” the letter said.

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