CNRP request to visit Kem Sokha rejected

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Former opposition leader Kem Sokha before his internment. KT/Mai Vireak

A further request by former CNRP parliamentarians (the CNRP was disbanded in late 2017) to visit their one-time party president, Kem Sokha.  He is presently being held in Trapaing Plong prison, awaiting trial on charges of treason.

On Tuesday, former CNRP legislator Mao Monyvann said the written behest was signed by five former lawmakers and an additional 10 party colleagues.  They wished to visit the jailed erstwhile opposition leader on Jan.19 to see if he is faring well, and discuss the current political situation.

The following day, Mr Rithy (the judge handling Mr Sokha’s case) signed the court’s rejection writ, justifying the refusal thusly: Mr Sokha’s case is still being investigated and evidence gathered; therefore only family members and his legal counsel have access to him.

The judge acknowledged that no uncustomary visitation restrictions will be imposed upon Mr Sokha once the court’s examinations are completed.

This was the latest in a series of visitation requests – all of which have been denied.

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