Kem Sokha’s trial begins in Cambodia — Coda Follows Up

Human rights organizations have expressed concern that Sokha won’t receive a fair trial after the court announced there would be no room for journalists in the courtroom.

“Arbitrary restrictions on trial monitoring were put in place ahead of Kem Sokha’s trial,” wrote an Amnesty International spokesperson in an email to Coda Story. “The court initially contrived to ensure that no journalists or human rights monitors were allowed inside the courtroom, further undermining the credibility of an already farcical trial,” continued the spokesperson.

The human rights group has called for charges against Sokha to be dropped.

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