Kem Sokha Wants Court To Play Entire “Treason” Video

After the two-minute edited clip was played in court, Kem Sokha, responding to queries from the panel of three judges, said that the video did not belong to him, but that he was the person who was speaking in the clip.

The morning session of opposition leader Kem Sokha’s treason trial centered around a video clip that shows him talking about assistance he got from the United States to plan his political career, with the defense asking the court to play the entire video rather than just a two-minute edited clip.

The highly-anticipated trial commenced this morning at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and is expected to last at least three months. There were 12 witnesses present in the court, with 15 absentees.

However, a bulk of the morning session saw the prosecution, defense and government lawyers debating whether the entire video clip of Kem Sokha needed to be played in court.

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