Kem Sokha summoned for treason trial

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha on Tuesday received his summons to attend a trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Jan. 15 over treason charges related to allegedly working with the U.S. to topple the government.

Sokha, president of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested in September 2017 amid government pressure on the political opposition, NGOs and news media. The Supreme Court dissolved the CNRP two months after Sokha’s arrest, leading the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to sweep all 125 seats in the National Assembly in July last year.

Muth Chantha, an adviser to Sokha, told CamboJA on Tuesday that Sokha had received the court’s summons in the morning.

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