Cambodia News: Kem Sokha

Sokha lawyers deny working for Hun Sen - The Phnom Penh Post

Sokha lawyers deny working for Hun Sen  The Phnom Penh Post

The legal team of Kem Sokha, the president of the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Wednesday complained of being attacked by ...

21 Feb 2019 | 8:33 pm

Cambodia's Democracy and EU Trade Privileges: Taking a Long-Term View - The Diplomat

Cambodia's Democracy and EU Trade Privileges: Taking a Long-Term View  The Diplomat

Withdrawing Cambodia's EBA privileges might not do more harm than good.

21 Feb 2019 | 10:35 am

Gareth Evans, a Pillar of the Paris Peace Accords, on “Seeking Justice in Cambodia” - VOA Khmer

Gareth Evans, a Pillar of the Paris Peace Accords, on “Seeking Justice in Cambodia”  VOA Khmer

Editor's Note: Former diplomats, researchers, and human rights activists gathered recently at the University of Melbourne, Australia, for the book launch of ...

20 Feb 2019 | 11:24 am

Fresh News and the Future of the Fourth Estate in Cambodia - Coda Story

Fresh News and the Future of the Fourth Estate in Cambodia  Coda Story

A website called *Fresh* News has become one of the country's most useful sources of political misinformation and propaganda in Cambodia.

19 Feb 2019 | 3:42 am

Sokha's lawyers slam Rainsy for bet - The Phnom Penh Post

Sokha's lawyers slam Rainsy for bet  The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's lawyers on Monday again slammed Sam Rainsy for using the fate of their client in a bet with Prime Minister Hun Sen, a wager he was almost ...

18 Feb 2019 | 6:54 pm

Reversing Cambodia's democratic drift - East Asia Forum

Reversing Cambodia's democratic drift  East Asia Forum

Authors: Kimkong Heng, University of Queensland and Veasna Var, UNSW Canberra. Cambodia is drifting towards autocracy with a clear trend.

14 Feb 2019 | 5:00 am

EBA withdrawal provides 'opportunity for growth' - The Phnom Penh Post

EBA withdrawal provides 'opportunity for growth'  The Phnom Penh Post

Economic analyst Khoun Bunny said on Tuesday that the loss of the EU's preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement could be a golden opportunity for ...

12 Feb 2019 | 6:47 pm

PM taunts Rainsy over Sokha release using lyrics - The Phnom Penh Post

PM taunts Rainsy over Sokha release using lyrics  The Phnom Penh Post

WIth just 20 days to go until the end of a timeframe used in a wager by Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “acting president” Sam Rainsy to release party ...

11 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Sokha's lawyers request Kong Korm's questioning transcript - Khmer Times

Sokha's lawyers request Kong Korm's questioning transcript  Khmer Times

Attorneys for Kem Sokha are pressing for Phnom Penh Municipal Court to release Kong Korm's questioning transcript in the former opposition leader's treason ...

8 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Universal Periodic Review 32nd session: Minister for Human Rights statement - GOV.UK

Universal Periodic Review 32nd session: Minister for Human Rights statement  GOV.UK

Lord Ahmad issued a statement to mark the end of the 32nd Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

4 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy would be 'beaten or killed' if he ever returns - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy would be 'beaten or killed' if he ever returns  The Phnom Penh Post

Political analyst Lao Mong Hay has predicted that Sam Rainsy would be jailed, beaten or killed if he ever returned to the Kingdom as he has claimed he would.

31 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Kong Korm given honorary position, hopes to advise leadership - Khmer Times

Kong Korm given honorary position, hopes to advise leadership  Khmer Times

Kong Korm has been appointed as Khmer Will Party's honorary president, making him the first former opposition official to re-enter the political arena after his ...

29 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Korm quizzed in Sokha treason case - Khmer Times

Korm quizzed in Sokha treason case  Khmer Times

Kong Korm, a former CNRP top adviser, yesterday appeared at Phnom Penh Municipal Court to be questioned as a witness in the treason case against former ...

24 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodians in US to Protest Lack of Detente With Opposition - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodians in US to Protest Lack of Detente With Opposition  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The demonstration is being organized by a CNRP offshoot, the Cambodia National Rescue Movement, which was founded by the CNRP's former president Sam ...

19 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy slammed for planned CNRP meeting in US - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy slammed for planned CNRP meeting in US  Khmer Times

Kem Sokha's supporters slam Rainsy for planning to host a CNRP meeting in the US.

17 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy: Charge me with treason alongside Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy: Charge me with treason alongside Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday asked to be charged with treason alongside his fellow Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) co-founder Kem ...

10 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Former CNRP adviser Kong Korm to testify in Kem Sokha court date - The Phnom Penh Post

Former CNRP adviser Kong Korm to testify in Kem Sokha court date  The Phnom Penh Post

FORMER politician Kong Korm said he is willing to appear before Phnom Penh Municipal Court to testify in relation to the treason charge facing Kem Sokha, ...

8 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's treason case continues - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha's treason case continues  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has denied a plea from lawyers representing Kem Sokha for his treason charges to be dropped.

7 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Sar Kheng: Return of Sokha up to courts - The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Return of Sokha up to courts  The Phnom Penh Post

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Thursday that the reinstatement of opposition leader Kem Sokha's political rights, which would open the door for his possible ...

4 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy faces CNRP backlash after 'cheap' jibe at barred 118 - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy faces CNRP backlash after 'cheap' jibe at barred 118  The Phnom Penh Post

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy faced a backlash after narrowing his prediction that “99 per cent” of banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) politicians ...

3 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha calls for political maturity - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha calls for political maturity  Khmer Times

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha has called on all politicians to cease using immoral tactics in the political arena in 2019.

1 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Detained Opposition Chief Calls For ‘Genuine Reconciliation’ in Cambodia on Eve of New Year - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Detained Opposition Chief Calls For ‘Genuine Reconciliation’ in Cambodia on Eve of New Year  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The leader of Cambodia's now-dissolved opposition party called for “genuine reconciliation” amid a political stalemate in the Southeast Asian nation in a ...

31 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen to 'welcome' Rainsy back 'with handcuffs, jail cell' - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen to 'welcome' Rainsy back 'with handcuffs, jail cell'  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said handcuffs and a prison cell were waiting for Sam Rainsy should he step foot in the Kingdom, while one analyst said ...

27 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy 'faces isolation' when law change comes into force - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy 'faces isolation' when law change comes into force  The Phnom Penh Post

A senior ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) official on Wednesday warned of opposition leader Sam Rainsy's impending “isolation” when the amendment ...

20 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Former CNRP lawmaker predicts Sam Rainsy role may 'split' the party - The Phnom Penh Post

Former CNRP lawmaker predicts Sam Rainsy role may 'split' the party  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker Ou Chanrath predicted on Tuesday that Sam Rainsy's contentious new position as acting president ...

19 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Opposition Begins to Crack - The Diplomat

Cambodia's Opposition Begins to Crack  The Diplomat

After 2018's election, Cambodia's once united opposition veers toward a split.

12 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha will 'not be eligible' for reinstatement of rights - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha will 'not be eligible' for reinstatement of rights  The Phnom Penh Post

Senior government officials said on Thursday that regardless of whether a proposed amendment to the law is passed, former opposition leader Kem Sokha will ...

7 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Law change 'welcomed' by Kem Sokha as it goes for review - The Phnom Penh Post

Law change 'welcomed' by Kem Sokha as it goes for review  The Phnom Penh Post

The Permanent Committee of the National Assembly met on Wednesday to discuss the proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties ...

6 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears' - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears'  The Phnom Penh Post

The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia ...

5 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy named 'acting president' in 'Kem Sokha absence' - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy named 'acting president' in 'Kem Sokha absence'  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy was nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as the curtain fell on the two-day international conference the ...

4 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha distances himself from 'Rainsy's' US event - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha distances himself from 'Rainsy's' US event  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha on Sunday further distanced himself from an international conference held in the US by ...

3 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha 'denounces' CNRP's US conference - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha 'denounces' CNRP's US conference  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha has “denounced” a “so-called party conference” to be held in the US over the weekend, ...

28 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Sokha opposes CNRP conference - Khmer Times

Sokha opposes CNRP conference  Khmer Times

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha has told his lawyers that he does not support the CNRP World Conference to be held this weekend in the state of Georgia ...

27 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

'Terrorist' Serey to 'halt activities' and form party if Kem Sokha 'released' - The Phnom Penh Post

'Terrorist' Serey to 'halt activities' and form party if Kem Sokha 'released'  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Serey, the leader of the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF), who is accused by authorities of being an armed rebel leader against the government of ...

27 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's beleaguered opposition and the fight for democracy - Al Jazeera English

Cambodia's beleaguered opposition and the fight for democracy  Al Jazeera English

Today, the country is effectively a one-party dictatorship with the opposition party scattered across the world.

18 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's brother rises through ministry - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha's brother rises through ministry  Khmer Times

KEM Sokhon, brother of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, has been appointed secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce.

14 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Party heads slam 'immoral' bet - The Phnom Penh Post

Party heads slam 'immoral' bet  The Phnom Penh Post

Leasers of Cambodian political parties on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition figure Sam Rainsy over a bet involving the “release” of Kem ...

14 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy 'fallen in own trap', PM says as Sokha 'bet' defended - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy 'fallen in own trap', PM says as Sokha 'bet' defended  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended his decision to accept a “bet” offered by opposition figure Sam Rainsy involving the “release” of former Cambodia ...

13 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen to 'step down' if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen to 'step down' if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals ...

12 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

High stakes in Hun Sen/Sam Rainsy wager - Khmer Times

High stakes in Hun Sen/Sam Rainsy wager  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen has responded to Sam Rainsy's dare, and accepted the wager concerning the release of Kem Sokha, who is under court supervision.

10 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Admits ‘He Is The Court’ by Accepting Wager: Sam Rainsy - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Admits ‘He Is The Court’ by Accepting Wager: Sam Rainsy  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has implicitly admitted to controlling the country's courts by saying that Kem Sokha, the head of the now-dissolved ...

9 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Smith calls for 'release' of Sokha as visit ends - The Phnom Penh Post

Smith calls for 'release' of Sokha as visit ends  The Phnom Penh Post

At a press conference to conclude her 11-day visit to Cambodia, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith on Thursday called for ...

9 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Plan to Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Plan to Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen denied on Wednesday he has plans to free opposition leader Kem Sokha, rejecting comments made on Facebook by ...

7 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

'Court to decide Kem Sokha fate', National, Politics - The Phnom Penh Post

'Court to decide Kem Sokha fate', National, Politics  The Phnom Penh Post

A senior government official said on Sunday that former opposition party leader Kem Sokha, who is currently under home detention on “treason” charges, would ...

5 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Court denying UN Special Rapporteur access to​ Kem Sokha 'hides rights violations' - The Phnom Penh Post

Court denying UN Special Rapporteur access to​ Kem Sokha 'hides rights violations'  The Phnom Penh Post

Officials from Phnom Penh Municipal Court and the Ministry of Justice defended the decision to reject a request from the UN Human Rights Council's Special ...

31 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

UN Envoy Rhona Smith May Not Visit Kem Sokha, Cambodian Government Says - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Envoy Rhona Smith May Not Visit Kem Sokha, Cambodian Government Says  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith has been refused permission by Cambodia's government to meet and speak with detained ...

29 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Kem Sokha Breaks Silence to Mourn Death of Political Opposition Figure - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Kem Sokha Breaks Silence to Mourn Death of Political Opposition Figure  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha on Friday mourned the death this week of a party member in his first public statement after being moved from prison ...

26 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Government slams the IPU's call to release Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Government slams the IPU's call to release Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

The Cambodian delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva has slammed the body's Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians after ...

22 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Court asked to allow Kem Sokha to travel - Khmer Times

Court asked to allow Kem Sokha to travel  Khmer Times

A lawyer for former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is currently on bail as his treason case progresses, has called on Phnom Penh Municipal Court to ...

17 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Police deploy 566 officers to 'protect' Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Police deploy 566 officers to 'protect' Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

More than 560 policemen have been deployed to protect detained opposition leader Kem Sokha – a move defended as necessary to deter “social chaos” but ...

26 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Taskforce guards Kem Sokha's home - Khmer Times

Taskforce guards Kem Sokha's home  Khmer Times

A taskforce has been created to guard former opposition leader Kem Sokha who was released on bail earlier this month.

25 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

What's Behind the Release of Cambodia's Opposition Leader? - The Diplomat

What's Behind the Release of Cambodia's Opposition Leader?  The Diplomat

The freeing of Kem Sokha has raised bigger questions about power and the way it is exercised in Cambodia.

21 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha situation confounds - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha situation confounds  The Phnom Penh Post

Is it house arrest or not? That's the question dividing the Kingdom's legal experts and politicians, with little agreement other than this – being outside a ...

21 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha not under house arrest - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha not under house arrest  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Court has issued a statement saying that former opposition leader Kem Sokha is currently under court supervision.

21 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen frees opposition leader Kem Sokha, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Hun Sen frees opposition leader Kem Sokha, SE Asia News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

PHNOM PENH • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen batted down speculation yesterday that he caved in to international pressure after an opposition leader ...

20 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Questions remain over Kem Sokha's bail - The Phnom Penh Post

Questions remain over Kem Sokha's bail  The Phnom Penh Post

Legal experts on Monday expressed mixed views on the duration of former opposition leader Kem Sokha's alleged house arrest. In the meantime, the European ...

18 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security - The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security  The Phnom Penh Post

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong ...

17 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

EU to Cambodia: drop Kem Sokha's charges - Khmer Times

EU to Cambodia: drop Kem Sokha's charges  Khmer Times

The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, Sept. 13, requested that all charges against former opposition leader Kem Sokha be dropped. It did find his recent ...

15 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha Release ‘Not Enough’: Congressman - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Kem Sokha Release ‘Not Enough’: Congressman  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Kem Sokha is now placed under house arrest and is still denied access to his former colleagues at the Cambodia National Rescue Party, which was banned in ...

13 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's lawyers seek to clarify bail restrictions - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's lawyers seek to clarify bail restrictions  The Phnom Penh Post

Lawyers for bailed opposition leader Kem Sokha said on Tuesday that they will seek clarification as to the conditions applied to his release – which they have ...

12 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: opposition leader Kem Sokha released from prison - The Guardian

Cambodia: opposition leader Kem Sokha released from prison  The Guardian

Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party was accused of treason after government crackdown on critics.

10 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

'Hun Sen Cannot Ignore the Power of International Pressure': Interview - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

'Hun Sen Cannot Ignore the Power of International Pressure': Interview  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Speaking in a Sept. 4 interview in the RFA studio with Vuthy Huot of RFA's Khmer *Service*, the former chief of Cambodia's now-dissolved Cambodia National ...

4 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha: Jailed for standing up to Cambodia's strongman - BBC News

Kem Sokha: Jailed for standing up to Cambodia's strongman  BBC News

Kem Sokha could have led the opposition to victory in Cambodia but a year after his arrest, remains in jail.

4 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy: Gov't should sue US, Germany over Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy: Gov't should sue US, Germany over Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

Weighing in again on the detention of former opposition colleague Kem Sokha, Sam Rainsy suggested over the weekend that US President Donald Trump and ...

3 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Vows to Keep Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Jailed, Despite Recent Leniency - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Vows to Keep Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Jailed, Despite Recent Leniency  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

He dismisses rumors that the head of the now-dissolved CNRP could be freed after a hearing this week.

29 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Frees 14 CNRP Activists, Party Leader Kem Sokha Still Held - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia Frees 14 CNRP Activists, Party Leader Kem Sokha Still Held  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The Cambodian government on Tuesday released 14 jailed opposition party activists freed under a royal pardon requested by Prime Minister Hun Sen following ...

28 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Detention hearing set by court for Kem Sokha - Khmer Times

Detention hearing set by court for Kem Sokha  Khmer Times

A hearing on former opposition president Kem Sokha's continued detention on treason charges will be held on Thursday in Tboung Khmum province's Trapeang ...

27 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha denied bail despite flurry of jail releases - Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha denied bail despite flurry of jail releases  Channel NewsAsia

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail on appeal on Wednesday (Aug 22), despite a string of high-profile figures being ...

22 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  Human Rights Watch

Cambodian authorities should drop all charges and immediately release the opposition leader Kem Sokha.

21 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha lawyer hopeful of bail at next hearing - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha lawyer hopeful of bail at next hearing  The Phnom Penh Post

A political analyst has claimed that former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha will get bail later this month – once the ruling ...

3 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Analysts: CPP should release Kem Sokha after election win - The Phnom Penh Post

Analysts: CPP should release Kem Sokha after election win  The Phnom Penh Post

With the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) poised to form the next elected government, analysts have said that alleged political prisoners, including the ...

1 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

GDP pledges to have Kem Sokha released - The Phnom Penh Post

GDP pledges to have Kem Sokha released  The Phnom Penh Post

The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) held its first major rally of the campaign period in the capital on Tuesday while pushing a platform that included a ...

11 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Three parties promise to free Sokha, other 'prisoners of conscience' - The Phnom Penh Post

Three parties promise to free Sokha, other 'prisoners of conscience'  The Phnom Penh Post

The campaign season is now underway in the Kingdom and at least three political parties have included in their platform promises to release the “political ...

10 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Jailed Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Says Party Reinstatement is Precondition to Talks - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Jailed Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Says Party Reinstatement is Precondition to Talks  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha on Monday said he would not negotiate with the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) for a resolution to the ...

9 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Ex-opposition leader Kem Sokha wins South Korean human rights award - The Phnom Penh Post

Ex-opposition leader Kem Sokha wins South Korean human rights award  The Phnom Penh Post

The former president of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Kem Sokha, was awarded the Asian Human Rights Peace Prize last ...

25 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Jailed Opposition Chief Awarded Rights Prize in Absentia - Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Jailed Opposition Chief Awarded Rights Prize in Absentia  Radio Free Asia

South Korean rights group the National Council of Churches (NCC) on Friday awarded its Asian Human Rights Peace Prize to the jailed president of ...

22 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha again denied bail - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha again denied bail  Khmer Times

The Appeal Court yesterday denied bail to former CNRP leader Kem Sokha for the second time, leaving him jailed on treason charges for allegedly conspiring ...

6 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's bail denied - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's bail denied  The Phnom Penh Post

The Appeal Court on Tuesday rejected a request for bail from Kem Sokha on health grounds after a closed-door session held in his absence. It lasted for about ...

6 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

NGO staff, former CNRP lawmakers ordered to testify in 'treason' case - The Phnom Penh Post

NGO staff, former CNRP lawmakers ordered to testify in 'treason' case  The Phnom Penh Post

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summonsed eight people as witnesses to testify at the trial of Kem Sokha for alleged “treason”. The warrants were signed ...

28 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Eight witnesses summoned in Sokha trial - Khmer Times

Eight witnesses summoned in Sokha trial  Khmer Times

Investigating judge at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Ky Rithy, summoned eight more witnesses in the trial of jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha, who ...

26 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen shoots down UN plea for Kem Sokha's release - Khmer Times

Hun Sen shoots down UN plea for Kem Sokha's release  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday insisted that former CNRP leader Kem Sokha must remain in jail on treason charges as the UN called for his immediate ...

10 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Again Denied Bail - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Again Denied Bail  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian police block a street near the Supreme Court during a hearing over the extended pre-trial detention of jailed Cambodia National Rescue Party ...

7 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Supreme Court rejects bail for detained opposition leader - Reuters

Cambodia's Supreme Court rejects bail for detained opposition leader  Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for bail by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, following his arrest last ...

7 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Half of Kem Sokha's legal team departs - The Phnom Penh Post

Half of Kem Sokha's legal team departs  The Phnom Penh Post

Four lawyers representing imprisoned former opposition leader Kem Sokha were let go without explanation on Tuesday. The former Cambodia National Rescue ...

25 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Embattled former opposition leader sends Khmer New Year letter from prison - The Phnom Penh Post

Embattled former opposition leader sends Khmer New Year letter from prison  The Phnom Penh Post

In advance of Khmer New Year, imprisoned former opposition leader Kem Sokha published a letter Wednesday urging democratic change and national ...

12 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Requests Release From Prison For Medical Treatment - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Requests Release From Prison For Medical Treatment  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UPDATED at 12:00 P.M. EST on 2018-4-6. Jailed opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Kem Sokha has called on court authorities to ...

5 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's detention upheld as guards scuffle with ex-leader's supporters outside courthouse - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's detention upheld as guards scuffle with ex-leader's supporters outside courthouse  The Phnom Penh Post

The Appeal Court rejected a challenge from jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha against the extension of his pre-trial detention on Tuesday, as the notorious ...

27 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Court Rejects Bail for Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia Court Rejects Bail for Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Sao Nget, 92, the mother of Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha, cries as she walks with assistants outside the appeals court in Phnom Penh, which ...

27 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Ex-Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha to remain in jail before trial: Appeal Court - Channel NewsAsia

Ex-Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha to remain in jail before trial: Appeal Court  Channel NewsAsia

PHNOM PENH: Former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha is to remain in jail while awaiting his trial after the Appeal Court on Tuesday (Mar 27) ...

27 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha to appear Tuesday at Appeal Court in Phnom Penh - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha to appear Tuesday at Appeal Court in Phnom Penh  The Phnom Penh Post

Jailed former opposition leader Kem Sokha will be brought to the Appeal Court on Tuesday to challenge a decision made in early March to extend his pre-trial ...

26 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha seeking approval for medical treatment overseas - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha seeking approval for medical treatment overseas  Khmer Times

Kem Sokha's lawyers request to allow him to receive medical treatment overseas.

19 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Supreme Court: No bail for Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Supreme Court: No bail for Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

Jailed former opposition leader Kem Sokha has lost his final bid for bail as he awaits trial on a charge of “treason” – an allegation widely believed to be politically ...

9 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

UN rapporteur denied prison meeting with Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

UN rapporteur denied prison meeting with Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

UN special Rapporteur Rhona Smith's request to meet with jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha in a Tbong Khmum prison was rejected by an investigating ...

9 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's pre-trial detention extended by six months - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's pre-trial detention extended by six months  The Phnom Penh Post

Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha may not face trial until after the July elections, after a Phnom Penh Municipal Court decision on Monday to extend his ...

5 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Asean rights group urges release of former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Asean rights group urges release of former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

A group of Southeast Asian lawmakers are calling for the “immediate and unconditional release” of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha on the cusp of the ...

2 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Court Denies Bail for Ailing Opposition Leader - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodian Court Denies Bail for Ailing Opposition Leader  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

A Cambodian court Thursday rejected a plea for bail by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, following his arrest last year on charges of seeking to overthrow ...

1 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha expected at Appeal Court tomorrow - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha expected at Appeal Court tomorrow  The Phnom Penh Post

Jailed former opposition leader Kem Sokha will appear before the Appeal Court tomorrow morning for a bail hearing and is being transported to Phnom Penh ...

31 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia court refuses to free opposition leader Kem Sokha - Aljazeera.com

Cambodia court refuses to free opposition leader Kem Sokha  Aljazeera.com

He is accused of working with the US to overthrow the ruling Cambodian People's Party, a charge the opposition say is politically motivated.

31 Oct 2017 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Charges Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Treason - The New York Times

Cambodia Charges Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Treason  The New York Times

The move comes amid a wider crackdown on dissent ahead of parliamentary elections next year, with a particular focus on groups linked to Washington.

5 Sep 2017 | 2:00 am

Cambodia politician Kem Sokha charged with treason - Al Jazeera English

Cambodia politician Kem Sokha charged with treason  Al Jazeera English

Kem Sokha, arrested on Sunday and charged with 'colluding with foreigners', could face up to 30 years in prison.

4 Sep 2017 | 2:00 am