Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 10 – President of court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha must adhere to the obligations set out by investigating judge of Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Ministry of Justice Spokesperson Kim Santepheap told Fresh News on Sunday.
Santepheap's statement was made after former lawmaker of the dissolved CNRP Ou Chanroth expressed his wills to meet Kem Sokha and talk politics.
"What Kem Sokha shall do is adhere to obligations set out by investigating judge; otherwise, judge has the rights to detain him in accordance to article 230 of criminal procedure code. Sokha and others might understand this issue and avoid any actions that impact the court's legal procedures," Santepheap said.
In the press release dated 10 November 2019, Phnom Penh Municipal Court said it continues to put Kem Sokha under judicial control with the following obligations: (a) must not leave the border of the Kingdom of Cambodia; (b) must not engage in political activities; (c) must respond to the summons of authority.
Kem Sokha was arrested in his house in Toul Kork district, Phnom Penh city at midnight of 3 September 2017.
The Royal Government of Cambodia has accused Sokha of committing “treason", conspiring with foreigners in the purpose to topple the legitimate government.
Following pre-trial detention, Sokha was released and put under judicial control by not allowing to leave border of street 313, street 311, and street 608; nor meet former leaders of CNRP; nor engage in any political activities.