Lawyers urge Kem Sokha’s acquittal after Cambodian PM’s comments

Hun Sen says he never claimed the US was behind a plot to oust him.

Lawyers for Kem Sokha, former leader of the outlawed Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), have called for his acquittal after Prime Minister Hun Sen said the United States was not behind a plot to overthrow his government.

Hun Sen told supporters in Washington that neither he nor his government had ever accused the US government of being connected to the Kem Sokha case.

“Neither the court nor the government accused the United States … this is not about Cambodia and the United States, it is about Kem Sokha,” the prime minister said ahead of the US-ASEAN summit.

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