Cambodia

Opposition Youth Wing Leader Summoned to Phnom Penh Court

He is to appear on Dec. 7, after filing a negligence complaint against the premier and others for the Water Festival bridge stampede, which killed more than 350 people.

The youth leader, Soung Sophoan, said he hoped the court will prove neutral in the case.The youth leader, Soung Sophoan, said he hoped the court will prove neutral in the case.
x
The youth leader, Soung Sophoan, said he hoped the court will prove neutral in the case.
The youth leader, Soung Sophoan, said he hoped the court will prove neutral in the case.
Heng ReaksmeyVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - The leader of the Sam Rainsy Party youth wing has been summoned to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, after filing a complaint against Prime Minister Hun Sen and other Cambodian leaders for a fatal bridge disaster in 2010.

The youth leader, Soung Sophoan, said he hoped the court will prove neutral in the case.

He is to appear on Dec. 7, after filing a negligence complaint against the premier and others for the Water Festival bridge stampede, which killed more than 350 people.

A government inquiry found no fault with authorities or police in modern Cambodia’s worst disaster ever.

“The Cambodian government should acknowledge the truth,” Soung Sophoan said Monday.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a speech Sunday he is considering a countersuit against Soung Sophoan. If the premier is found not guilty in the initial lawsuit, he has the right to countersue, he said.

Opposition leaders have brought suit against Hun Sen before, to no avail. Mu Sochua, a SRP parliamentarian for Kampot province, sued the prime minister for slander during the run-up to the 2008 elections, for allegedly sexist remarks. She lost. Hun Sen countersued, and won, costing Mu Sochua a fine and revocation of her parliamentary immunity for years afterward.
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Land Victim Lawyer Seeks US Support on ICC Casei
X
21 January 2015
A petition filed at the International Criminal Court in October 2014 alleged that a group of politicians, security chiefs and business magnates in Cambodia have involved in systematic illegal seizures of land from poor people. They committed various crimes as part of their campaign, which included murder, forcible transfer of populations, illegal imprisonment, persecution, and other inhumane acts, according to Richard Rogers of Global Diligence. VOA Khmer Men Kimseng interviewed Richard Rogers while he was in Washington DC last week to seek international support and explain to Cambodian diaspora community in the US about the case.

English with Mani & Mori

No records found for this widget:5592

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
See more >>>