Christian activist in court as Cambodia’s mass trials resume

A prominent Christian and pro-democracy activist has appeared in court as Cambodia’s mass trials of dissidents and supporters of the outlawed Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) and its leader-in-exile Sam Rainsy resumed.

Theary Seng, whose work includes editing the Khmer version of the Bible, has been charged with conspiracy to commit treason after backing a failed bid by Sam Rainsy to return home in November 2019, when he planned to stage widespread protests.

Her appearance alongside 41 people accused of similar charges was brief on Dec. 7.

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