Court replays video footage of Kem Sokha in treason trial

Kem Sokha waves to supporters while leaving Phnom Penh Municipal Court after his Tuesday hearing, January 25, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday continued the hearing of treason charges against former opposition leader Kem Sokha, focusing on short videos the prosecution alleges are proof the politician intended to overthrow the government.

As his treason trial resumes, Kem Sokha calls on court to drop its case

Kem Sokha greets his supporters Wednesday while leaving Phnom Penh Municipal Court after attending his hearing that day. Photo taken January 19. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

In a long day that had been postponed nearly two years, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday resumed hearing treason charges against former CNRP leader Kem Sokha.

Court resumes treason trial against Kem Sokha

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha greets his supporters as he leaves the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Picture taken January 16, 2020. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

After a long delay, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court has set a date to resume the hearing of treason charges against former opposition leader Kem Sokha.

Sokha calls for restoration of political rights

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.

US ambassador speaks out against ‘fabricated conspiracy theories’ in Kem Sokha case

U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy attended the trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha in Phnom Penh on Thursday and told reporters outside the court that he was troubled by “fabricated conspiracy theories” involving the U.S.