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Cambodia resumes treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha

The trial, widely panned by critics, was delayed by almost two years amid the pandemic

PHNOM PENH -- A Cambodian court on Wednesday resumed hearing a treason case against opposition leader Kem Sokha after an almost two-year delay in proceedings that authorities blamed on COVID-19.

Sokha, former president of the now-banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested in a midnight raid in September 2017 and later charged with "conspiracy with foreign power," an offense that carries up to 30 years of jail time.

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