15 January 2020

Cambodia to Open Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

irrawaddy.com

PHNOM PENH—Cambodian opposition party leader Kem Sokha is set to go on trial on treason charges on Wednesday in a closely watched case as the European Union mulls suspending trade benefits over the Southeast Asian nation’s human rights record.It could take up to three months to deliver a verdict, defense lawyers said on Tuesday, meaning the case could still be ongoing by the time the European Union (EU) makes a final decision on its trade policy next month.Kem Sokha was arrested in 2017 and his [...]