All Comments for Cambodian Court Sentences Opposition Leader Kem Sokha to Five Months in Jail

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Dan from Kelso, WA :

Mr. Kem Sokha has not done anything bad or wrong to his country. Now, Cambodian Court is a legal instrument in the grip of Prime Hun Sen. Contradictory, Mr. Hun Sen has rather done multiple wrong doings and committed crimes against his own people. In 33 years, Hun Sen has committed treason for his own country and people. Mr countries. Hun Sen is the source of trouble in Cambodia, Southeast Asian, and around the globe. So, Mr. Hun Sen must be investigated and arrested, and then sent to ICC.

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Aug 10, 2018 02:52 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

800,000 riel is $200, not $2,000

Sep 12, 2016 06:25 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

So what happens if Khmer Rouge Tribunal summons Heng Samrin and many other ex-Khmer Rouge as witnesses and they refused. Will they be arrested?

I like to see a new summon by Tribunal court again. Please issue a new one.

Sep 11, 2016 11:43 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

<<<After a one-hour trial Friday morning Phnom Penh Municipal Court Judge Keo Mony sentenced Kem Sokha to five months in prison and an 800,000- riel (U.S. $2,000) fine for failing to appear.>>>

Remember that name, Keo Mony. Put this corrupt judge in history book.

<<<Under normal circumstances it takes the approval of two-thirds of the national assembly to lift a lawmaker’s immunity, but Kem Sokha’s was revoked under a clause in the Cambodian constitution that allows immunity to be lifted if a lawmaker is caught committing a crime red-handed.>>>

Where is the Constitutional Council in this. Isn't it their job to interpret this case, the Article in the Constitution?

<<<“Kem Sokha refused to appear in court. This is a crime according to Article 538 of the Criminal Code,” he said. “The prosecutor maintains the charge against Kem Sokha. Please punish Kem Sokha according to the law.”>>>

Just give Article number of the Criminal Code is meaningless. What does it say. Give a definition please so people could learn about this code.

<<<Ministry of Justice spokesperson Kim Santepheap dismissed those complaints in a Facebook post.

“The court procedure this morning is the legitimate role and duty of the court as an institution. No one can interfere with its authority,” he posted. “We all know that this case is a personal issue and a legal issue, not a political one.”>>>

No one can interfere with the court except Hun Sin, right? If it's a legal and personal issues than why not go after thousands and thousands men who have committed the same act as Kem Sokha, huh? Why just Kem Sokha? Is it because he's a politician therefore it's political?

Sep 10, 2016 09:28 AM

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