October 5, 2022
Kem Sokha leaves the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on October 5, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Witness Questioning Begins in Kem Sokha Trial

A Phnom Penh court questioned one witness in the Kem Sokha treason trial on Wednesday, mostly focusing on any foreign assistance or direction on political decisions made by the former CNRP president.

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Vitit Muntarbhorn, speaks at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on October 5, 2022.

Briefs: Khmer Will Party Quickly Removed From State Council, CNRP Was ‘Unfairly Disbanded,’ UN Envoy Says

The Khmer Will Party, which announced intentions of uniting with the Candlelight Party this week, quickly had its officials removed from the Supreme Consultative Council. The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia raised concerns about Cambodia’s upcoming national election, recalling the “unfair” dissolution of the political opposition and drawing attention to ongoing mass trials.

Thel Thilen, one of the people protesting the start of a Vietnamese language department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, photographed on August 29, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Two Anti-Vietnamese Youth Nationalists Arrested

Two anti-Vietnamese youth nationalists who petitioned against the formation of a Vietnamese language department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in August were arrested Tuesday as they attempted to bring their protests to a public plaza.