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Lawmakers Asked To Leave Courtroom in Trial Against Activists

  • Heng Reaksmey
A group of opposition lawmakers were kicked out of a hearing at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday. The case involved several opposition activists, who are being tried for their involvement in violent demonstrations in July. But the judge asked several lawmakers to leave the courtroom, claiming they were not involved in the case and could therefore not be present. Critics say the move was a violation of their rights to be present at a public hearing.
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Opposition activists are being taken back to a detention center after Phnom Penh court postponed hearing on Thursday.
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Opposition activists are being taken back to a detention center after Phnom Penh court postponed hearing on Thursday.

Opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua and her colleagues walk out of the court room after a judge bans them from attending the hearing.
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Opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua and her colleagues walk out of the court room after a judge bans them from attending the hearing.

Opposition defense lawyer Choung Chou Ngy told reporters on his decision to boycott court hearing after a judge banned lawmakers from attending.
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Opposition defense lawyer Choung Chou Ngy told reporters on his decision to boycott court hearing after a judge banned lawmakers from attending.

Opposition supporters rally outside the court to demand the release of activists and drop charges.
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Opposition supporters rally outside the court to demand the release of activists and drop charges.

Opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua told reporters that it was illegal to ban lawmakers from attending a public hearing.
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Opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua told reporters that it was illegal to ban lawmakers from attending a public hearing.

Opposition activist Oeu Narith told reporters how anxious he is to wait for justice and expressed his disappointment over the postponement of the trial.
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Opposition activist Oeu Narith told reporters how anxious he is to wait for justice and expressed his disappointment over the postponement of the trial.

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