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Kem Sokha waves to his supporters as he leaves the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on July 20, 2022.

Brief: Kem Sokha Trial Drags On

The latest trial hearing for opposition leader Kem Sokha again examined a video of a decade-old public protest, and witnessed another clash in the final moments as a defense lawyer accused the prosecution of bringing arbitrary charges against Sokha.

Wat Chas after the killing of CNRP activist Sin Khon, on November 21, 2021. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Over 30 Opposition Activists Assaulted in Five Years: Lawyer

More than 30 opposition activists have been violently attacked in the past five years — including the killing of a man in November and this weekend’s assault — typically by unknown assailants on public streets, a lawyer said.

Candlelight Party vice president Son Chhay joins a party rally in Preah Vihear province in May 2022. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Son Chhay Returns to Face Defamation Lawsuit

Opposition Candlelight Party vice president Son Chhay returned from Australia to Cambodia on Sunday and will face lawsuits lodged over his claim of vote-stealing, including a $1-million suit brought against him by the ruling CPP.

Phnom Penh City Hall. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Local Government Official Numbers Swell

The government announced an increase in provincial and district councilors, a move analysts said would only increase political appointees and have no impact on governance.