Fair trial doubts as Kem Sokha treason trial resumes in Cambodia

Opposition leader due back in court after almost two years during which the government continued its crackdown on critics.

A Cambodian court on Wednesday resumes a treason case against main opposition leader Kem Sokha after an almost two-year delay blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kem Sokha, the former leader of the now-outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested and charged with treason in 2017, a year before Cambodia held its 2018 national election.

Sokha, 68, was accused of trying to overthrow the government with the backing of the United States. The case led to the forced dissolution of the CNRP, the main electoral threat to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

In full: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/19/fair-trial-doubts-as-cambodias-kem-sokha-treason-trial-resumes

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