Cambodian opposition leader released from yearlong house arrest

The leader of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party was released Sunday from yearlong house arrest after being charged with treason, but is still prohibited from engaging in political activities, a court said.

Investigations into Kem Sokha’s case are now concluded and he has been temporarily discharged before his upcoming trial but cannot leave the country and is required to cooperate with authorities at any time, according to a statement from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

The statement did not say when Kem Sokha will be tried but sources with knowledge of the situation have suggested by mid-December at the latest.

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