A son of Ex-CNRP trialed for the incitement charges, and insulting public officials

Kak Sovann Chhay's mother Prum Chantha waves to her son in the prisoner's van in front of the Municipal Court of Phnom Penh after his hearing, September 29, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday tried the 17-year-old son of a former CNRP official who was charged with incitement and insulting government leaders in a private Telegram group — a case that has been decried by civil society as a surveillance overstep.