Youth Activist Kong Raiya’s Bail Decision Delayed

Youth activist Kong Raiya was present in a Phnom Penh court on Tuesday for a bail hearing, with the investigating judge postponing the decision to later this week.

Kong Raiya was arrested in July and a day before a memorial service for slain political commentator Kem Ley, for the alleged crime of selling shirts with Ley’s image and quotes. He has been charged with “incitement to commit felony.” Sok Sreynich, Raiya’s wife, said the judge did not provide any reason for delaying the decision.

“I have requested for him to leave on bail for three times already, but the courts keep delaying the ruling repeatedly,” she said. “So, this affects my mind negatively.”

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