Cambodian Court Reminds Kem Sokha to Stay Away From Politics

The presiding judge in the trial of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha advised him Tuesday to adhere to a court order that forbids political activities, after the 67-year-old’s recent tour of parts of the country.

The written notice follows news that the chief of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) had quietly begun visits to the provinces starting in early July, which one of his lawyers characterized as “sightseeing.”

“The trial council received a report from judicial police, who are in charge of implementing the court’s decision, stating that the charged person [Kem Sokha] was involved in activities, specifically in provinces where [he] met with villagers, held gatherings and supporters’ meetings,” Judge Kuy Sao said the statement, issued Monday.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/kem-sokha-07212020171607.html

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