Court rejects Sokha’s plea to drop treason charge case

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge has rejected a request from Kem Sokha’s lawyers that their client’s treason charge be dropped, ruling that further investigation was required.

The judge also summoned Kong Korm, an ex-opposition Sam Rainsy Party acting president and a former top adviser to the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), to answer questions this month in relation to the charge.

Former CNRP president Sokha was arrested in early September 2017 and charged with treason for allegedly colluding with the US to overthrow the government.

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