Kem Sokha’s Lawyers Walk Out of Court, Judge Scolds ‘Rude Behavior’

Kem Sokha’s lawyers walked out of his trial hearing before it finished on Thursday after the judge interrupted them during a heated argument over access to evidence, which ended in the judge postponing the proceedings for two weeks.

Sokha, the leader of the banned opposition CNRP, is accused of conspiring with a foreign power to overthrow the Cambodian government. He was arrested in 2017, jailed for a year and later released to de facto house arrest.

The politician faces up to 30 years in jail if convicted. 

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