Phnom Penh Municipal Court
Phnom Penh Municipal Court in December 2021. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Underage Phone-Snatchers Tried in Phnom Penh Court

Two minors aged 14 and 15 were put on trial Tuesday morning for theft with violence after attempting to snatch a phone from a motorbike rider — a crime that happens three to four times a week in Phnom Penh, according to the capital’s police.

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

36 Opposition Members Convicted in Mass Trial Verdict

UPDATED — Former Cambodia National Rescue Party vice president Mu Sochua and 35 others were convicted by a Phnom Penh court this morning for plotting in a case linked to the exiled opposition leader’s attempted return to the country in 2021.

Kem Sokha leaves the Phnom Penh Municipal Court after a morning session of closing arguments on December 21, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Kem Sokha Treason Trial: Verdict Set for March 3

After three years of trial hearings — and five years since Kem Sokha was arrested — closing arguments in the opposition leader’s protracted treason trial were squeezed into one day of hearings.