Lawyers Spar, Aiming to Exclude Evidence From Kem Sokha Trial

Lawyers for the government and opposition leader Kem Sokha on Thursday sparred in court over the veracity, origins and context of various pieces of evidence, requesting that some items be corrected or excluded from the trial.

Sokha, president of the dissolved opposition CNRP, is accused of conspiring with the U.S. to overthrow the Cambodian government. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court Presiding Judge Koy Sao began the eighth day of trial proceedings by asking lawyers to review evidence submitted by the defense team last month and on Tuesday.

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