Kem Sokha Questioned About Meaning of Cambodians ‘Standing Up’

Opposition leader Kem Sokha was questioned in court on Wednesday about what he meant when he said during a 2013 speech in the U.S. that opposition gains made “Cambodian people stand up.”

Sokha, leader of the outlawed opposition CNRP, had been speaking just four months after a disputed Cambodian election that was nearly won by his now-dissolved opposition CNRP.

The CNRP president on Wednesday faced the seventh day of his trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for allegedly conspiring with a foreign power. He is accused of working with the U.S. to overthrow the Cambodian government and faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

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