Court Lacks Means to Let Journalists Report on Kem Sokha Trial: Official

Justice Ministry spokesman Chin Malin denied that the courts were excluding journalists from opposition leader Kem Sokha’s trial on Wednesday out of principle — they just did not have enough space for them or the equipment to broadcast the proceedings.

Sokha, arrested in September 2017 for allegedly conspiring with the U.S. to overthrow the government, is finally facing trial more than two years later.

His case has drawn international interest, with both the U.S. and E.U. urging that the case be dropped to allow for political competition.

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