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A truck carrying defendants from a CNRP mass trial leaves Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 3, 2022. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Sochua Mass Trial Moves to Closing Arguments

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court is trying 38 defendants — one of whom is on bail — linked to the disbanded Cambodia National Rescue Party for supporting the unsuccessful attempt by Mu Sochua to return to the country to face trial in 2021.

Kong Mas, a former CNRP official in Svay Rieng, in a photo posted to his Facebook page.

Mass Trial Defendant Denies He Is Subject of Phone Taps

A Phnom Penh court judge presiding over a mass trial said she had matched a defendant’s voice to a phone tap just by listening to their testimony in court, a claim challenged by the former CNRP official.

Mu Sochua attempts to fly to Cambodia, in a photo posted to her Facebook page on January 15, 2021.

Court Announces 37 CNRP Defendants in This Week’s Mass Trial

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court will this week try 37 CNRP leaders, former lawmakers, party activists and supporters for alleged plotting against the state, marking the fifth mass trial the court has initiated against members of the dissolved political opposition.