Banned opposition party leader Kem Sokha urged the court to question U.S. officials if the presiding judge doesn’t believe his stated relationship with foreign states.
On the fourth day of his trial, Sokha repeated his explanation of a 2013 speech that has been put forward by the prosecution as showing that the politician conspired with the U.S. to overthrow the government. After government lawyers probed the former opposition party leader’s connections to the U.S., Sokha told them to summon a new source.
“If [you] don’t believe me, please call and question the U.S.,” he said, and turned to U.S. officials observing the trial in the courtroom and directed his arm toward them.
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