A home prison regime opposition leader of Cambodia


November 10, 2019, 9:11 a.m.Phnom Penh, Nov. 10 (Prensa Latina) The former president of the dissolved National Rescue Party of Cambodia (CNRP), Kem Sokha, went on to house arrest today awaiting trial in which he will be tried for treason.

The Municipal Court of Phnom Penh said in a statement that the opposition leader will be banned from traveling abroad and participating in political activities.Sokha, 64, was arrested in 2017 for being linked to foreign secret services and faces treason charges, although it has not yet been officially reported when the trial will be held. Informal sources say it will be in December.

About two months after his arrest, the CNRP was dissolved by the Supreme Court and more than 100 senior members of the party were banned from meeting or proselytizing or other political activities for a period of five years.

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