Protesters outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court on July 2, 2021. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Accused Tell Court That Protest Was Exercise of Freedom of Expression

A second trial hearing was held on Thursday into protesters charged with incitement after a rally outside the Chinese Embassy last October on the anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements. They were submitting petitions to embassies around the capital about upholding the accord’s goal of bringing multiparty democracy to the country.

Jailed activist Chhoeun Daravy raises her handcuffed hands from a prison van after a trial hearing at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on February 16, 2021. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Activists Grilled in Court Over Support for Rong Chhun, CNRP Links

Amid denials of links to various politicians and opposition figures, one activist on trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday for incitement spoke of receiving a $1,000 donation for office rent from a Cambodian-Australian MP who is also a defendant in the case.

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.