Prosecutors Present ‘Evidence’ as Trial of Cambodia Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Underway

The treason trial of Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha got underway Wednesday with prosecutors presenting evidence of a “conspiracy with foreign powers” that his lawyer said lacked context and could not be used to convict him.

Kem Sokha’s attorney, Meng Sopheary, told RFA’s Khmer Service that prosecutors at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court showed a two-minute clip of a video they say is proof that the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president colluded with the U.S. to try to overthrow Cambodia’s government.

“After watching the short video of Kem Sokha speaking during the trial, we can confirm that it was authentic, but it was edited and the original context is missing,” she said.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/evidence-01152020155053.html

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