Court Lifts House Arrest of Cambodian Opposition Leader Leader Kem Sokha

Sokha was Arrested in 2017 and Charged with Treason


The court has lifted the house arrest of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha. He was arrested in 2017 and jailed for a few months before being put into house arrest for more than two years ago after being accused of treason and alleged “conspiracy with a foreign power.”

The move comes a day after self-exiled acting opposition leader and founder Sam Rainsy failed to return to the country.

However, Sokha will remain under court supervision and is prohibited from traveling outside the country or conducting aby political activities.

Sokha’s lawyers submitted an application on Thursday, seeking complete dismissal of the charges against him.

In a Facebook post, Sokha said “As an innocent person who suffered detention for two years without being guilty, I still continue to demand to drop the charges against me,”