Kem Sokha Says Court Equating His Political Strategy to Color Revolution

Kem Sokha also recounted that he questioned the court on his treason charge saying that the Criminal Code was enforced in 2010, but that his alleged crimes were, according to the court, dating back to 1993.

Opposition leader Kem Sokha told VOA Khmer he would spend more time to explain to the court and prosecution his work as a human rights activist and politician, which he said they were characterizing as an attempt to start a revolution.

Kem Sokha spoke to VOA Khmer Thursday morning as he departed for the second day of his treason trial, which began on Wednesday. The opposition leader said he had only worked in his political and human rights careers to empower those who were “fearful, uninformed, and hungry.”

“What I am doing is for democracy and human rights,” he said outside his home in Tuol Kork. “I am not sure if they understand it or not.”

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