Phnom Penh Municipal Court has set a hearing date for news fixer Rath Rott Mony who aided the production of The Russia Today documentary “My Mother Sold Me” on Thursday.
Sam Titseyha, lawyer for Mr Rott Mony, today said that he was informed by the investigating judge that the hearing is scheduled on Thursday afternoon.
“As a defence lawyer, I will try my best to provide strong evidence to exculpate my client,” Mr Titseyha said.
He added that the investigating judge completed the investigation on March 25.
On December 13, Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged Mr Roth Mony with incitement to discriminate for aiding Russia Today’s production of “My Mother Sold Me”, which was dismissed as fake news by the government.
Mr Rott Mony has been placed in pretrial detention in Prey Sar prison.
Since the release of the documentary in October, the government has dismissed the film as fake news after the mother and daughter featured in it retracted their statements of the daughter’s virginity being sold.
Mr Rott Mony and his family had briefly fled to Thailand in order to seek asylum in the Netherlands before Thai officials detained and deported him back to Cambodia.