Cambodian Court Rules Former RFA Reporters’ Cases Will Proceed to Trial

A court in Cambodia on Friday concluded its investigation into two former RFA reporters accused of “espionage,” ordering their cases to proceed to trial, and prompting a rights group to call for their charges to be dropped.

Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were taken into custody on Nov. 14, 2017 and charged with “illegally collecting information for a foreign source,” but released on bail nine months later.

The two journalists have since been placed under court supervision, which bars them from changing their addresses or traveling abroad, and requires them to check in with their local police station once a month.

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