The slight rain that was falling on the morning of October 14 wasn’t enough to stop Nut Pich from making his mandatory monthly appearance at the police station after he was arrested in August 2019 and charged with incitement for plotting.
Former opposition party leader Kem Sokha on September 2 took to social media to demand he be allowed to engage in politics and reiterated calls on the court to drop the treason charge against him, while three other ex-senior CNRP officials have also requested their political rights be restored.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged three activists and former officials of the opposition CNRP with incitement to disturb social security for their involvement in protests supporting union leader Rong Chhun, who was also charged with incitement this month, according to a police official.
Now in their seventh week of peaceful protests outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, family members of jailed former Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) members have said they will not rest until their relatives who were arrested for their alleged involvement in a plot to topple the government are released.
Former opposition leader Kem Sokha said he attends his treason trial because he believes Cambodia’s frequently criticized courts will make a just ruling in his favor.