Kem Sokha’s Lawyers Submit New Evidence on Third Day of Treason Trial

The third day of the treason trial of Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha kicked off Wednesday with his defense team submitting dozens of pieces of evidence they say will exonerate their client, as controversy continued over a lack of access to the hearings for members of the media and NGOs.

Pheng Heng, a lawyer representing the president of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), told RFA’s Khmer Service that his team had supplied the Phnom Penh Municipal Court with 35 new pieces of evidence, including photos and a full-length copy of the video prosecutors say shows that the opposition chief committed “conspiracy with foreign powers.”

“We request that the judge examine our evidence and especially the original video of Kem Sokha’s speech,” he said.

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