CNRP members face treason trial in Cambodia

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned 129 officials of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to appear for trial on Nov. 26 after authorities broke up more protests held by the “Friday Wives.”

On most Fridays in recent weeks, the wives of detained activists from the banned CNRP have gathered in front of the Royal Palace and urged King Norodom Sihamoni to grant clemency to their spouses.

Ouk Chanthy, wife of CNRP member Yim Sareth, told Radio Free Asia’s Khmer Service she was kicked in the leg during one confrontation, leaving her unable to walk.

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