Phnom Penh Municipal Court resumes trials of opposition party activists

A prison truck brings former CNRP activists and inmates to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on December 7, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court today resumed the first of a series of trials involving 44 opposition party activists charged with plotting and incitement to cause social chaos in connection to the failed attempt by leading opposition figure Sam Rainsy to return to Cambodia from exile on November 9, 2019. The trials had been delayed for several months due to COVID-19.