A lawyer for Kem Sokha said the Phnom Penh Municipal Court should invite foreign witnesses to testify in Kem Sokha’s January 15 trial over treason charges.
Chan Chen, part of Kem Sokha’s legal team, said on Tuesday that the Phnom Penh Municipal Court should invite foreign witnesses to testify whether Kem Sokha was working with foreign governments. The opposition leader has been charged with using foreign assistance, especially the United States, to overthrow the government in a color revolution.
“So far, I have not seen the court summon any foreigners or foreign institutions at all,” Chan Chen said. “But we, Kem Sokha’s lawyers, want to see the court summon foreigners to be witnesses and prove [Sokha’s] innocence.”