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Cambodia to start opposition leader trial in January

Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha attends a meeting with German Ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger at his home in Phnom Penh on Nov. 12.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -- The trial of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha on treason charges will begin on Jan. 15, a court said on Monday.

Kem Sokha was arrested in 2017 and his opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) banned ahead of an election last year that was condemned by Western countries, who have demanded his release by veteran authoritarian leader Hun Sen.

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