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Union leader Rong Chhun speaks to reporters in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on January 16, 2019. (Saut Sok Prathna/VOD)

Police Witness Talks of Extracting Phone Evidence in Rong Chhun Trial

An expert police witness was questioned at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday about extracting contacts’ numbers, photos, social media account details, voice messages and more from the phones of defendants in an incitement trial against unionist Rong Chhun and two supporters.

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.

Khmer Win Party president Suong Sophorn speaks to reporters at a rally in support of unionist Rong Chhun outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on August 13, 2020. (Khan Leakhena/VOD)

20 Months Jail, $500,000 in Damages for Politician in Rong Chhun Case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced the leader of the minor Khmer Win Party to 20 months in prison for incitement after he protested last year in support of jailed unionist Rong Chhun and visited the Vietnam border area that Chhun claimed was under threat.

Unionist Rong Chhun leaves the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh after attending an appeal hearing on November 11, 2020, in this photograph posted to Chhun’s Facebook page.

During Bail Appeal, Unionist Rong Chhun Shut Down for Raising Politics

Prominent unionist Rong Chhun, whose July arrest over comments he made about the Vietnam border sparked a series of protests, on Wednesday appealed for bail in the Supreme Court, but was shut down by judges for asking the court to “not be politically influenced.”

Khmer Thavrak activist Hun Vannak clashes with Prampi Makara district authorities during a rally in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on August 13, 2020. (Khan Leakhena/VOD)

Youth Activist Group Plans 8-Day Protest After Two Members Jailed

The youth activist group that has been largely driving this month’s protests in support of unionist Rong Chhun will again attempt to hold a demonstration against the arrests of government critics — including two of its members now in jail — early next month.

Authorities prevent protesters from marching to the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh to submit a petition calling for the release of jailed unionist Rong Chhun on August 24, 2020. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Appeal Court Rejects Rong Chhun’s Bail Request

The Appeal Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court decision to arrest and jail unionist Rong Chhun over his claims that Cambodia had ceded land to Vietnam, denying him release on bail as his supporters continued to rally outside the court.