Cambodian Opposition Leader Sees Partial Easing Of Bail Conditions, Treason Charges Remain

Opposition leader Kem Sokha said he would continue to fight for his innocence hours after a Phnom Penh court changed the conditions of his bail, allowing him to move within the country, but still restricting his travel overseas or preventing him from engaging in political activity.

This morning the Phnom Penh Municipal Court released a document adjusting Sokha’s bail conditions. Earlier he was only allowed to only move within the three streets bordering his residence, effectively keeping him in house arrest. Kem Sokha was arrested in 2017 in a midnight raid and charged with treason and released on bail a year later.

Additionally, many of his Cambodia National Rescue Party colleagues fled the country, the party was disbanded by the Supreme Court and 118 of its senior members banned from politics.

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