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Sok Polyma protests outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in support of her husband, Khim Pheana, on October 9, 2020. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

CNRP Accused Complain Over Threat to Confess, Private Call as Evidence

Opposition members on trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday complained of being arrested at gunpoint without explanation; a private call and messages used as evidence for inciting social insecurity; being threatened to attest to their testimony; and their supposed testimony containing words they did not say.

Supporters of the outlawed opposition CNRP hold up Cambodian flags near the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 26, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Unwieldy Mass CNRP Trial Packs Phnom Penh Court

The Phnom Penh court on Thursday sought ways to streamline the mass trial of more than 130 opposition supporters in the face of missed names, crammed-in defendants and complaints that the accused had no information about what they were accused of.

Sin Chanpeou Rozeth, a former CNRP commune chief in Battambang province, holds up a small Cambodian flag outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 26, 2020.

Defendant Arriving for Mass CNRP Hearings Says ‘I’m Not Scared’

Hearings are underway at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for more than 100 supporters of the dissolved CNRP who were charged with incitement and plotting. Arriving defendants and their colleagues say the occasion is a chance for the persecuted opposition to show solidarity.

The CNRP’s former headquarters in Phnom Penh, on November 3, 2020. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Nearly 60 Ex-CNRP Members Summoned to Court

Over a dozen pages of court documents summoning former CNRP members, including several party leaders and ex-lawmakers, on charges of plotting and incitement were taped to an abandoned security guard booth at the banned party’s former headquarters in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.

A T-shirt worn by five people arrested in Tbong Khmum province on October 3, 2020, which reads, "Thank you for peace, but respect Article 2 of the Constitution."

Tbong Khmum CNRP Activist Charged After Organizing to Join Rally

An activist for the banned CNRP has been charged with incitement and will be jailed, a police spokesperson said on Friday, after he spoke to others in Tbong Khmum province about joining the party’s Paris Peace Agreements protest in Phnom Penh, according to fellow opposition supporters.