Three environmental activists convicted earlier this year on incitement charges related to a planned protest have been handed a new charge of ‘plotting’ by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in connection with an ongoing case against four other activists.
Civil society groups have expressed concern over the fairness of the upcoming trial against environmental group Mother Nature founder Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson on incitement charges, who remains banned from entering the country despite being named in a court summons.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court and Kandal Provincial Court have temporarily suspended nearly all hearings during the lockdown, except for those related to violations of the lockdown order and the controversial new COVID-19 law. But rights monitors warned that the backlog in cases could lead to excessive pre-trial detention for many defendants.
A government official denied allegations made by unionist Rong Chhun that farmers in Tbong Khmum province had lost agricultural land during border demarcation activities, as the trial of the union leader and two others resumed at a Phnom Penh court.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday began a trial against nine former senior leaders of the Cambodia National Rescue Party on the charge of attempting to attack the government through an alleged coup d’etat in November 2019. Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, Eng Chhay Eang, Mu Sochua, Ou Chanrith, Ho Vann, Long Ry, Men […]