Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 13 – President of court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha met Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami in the afternoon of 13 November 2019.
The meeting was held at Sokha's house in Tuol Kork after he has been given more freedom by the court, according to Muth Chantha, Sokha's cabinet chief.
Within three days, 11-13 November, Kem Sokha had met six foreign ambassadors to Cambodia, including Ambassadors of France, US, Germany, Australia, EU, and Japan.
In the press release dated 10 November 2019, Phnom Penh Municipal Court said it decided to reduce bail conditions for Sokha; yet continue to put him 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.
The reduction of Sokha's bail conditions came after a request by his lawyers considering his health condition, good cooperation, and fully adhering to bail conditions.
It is worth recalling that Kem Sokha was arrested in his house in Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh city at midnight of 3 September 2017.
Sokha has been accused of committing “treason", conspiring with foreigners in the purpose to topple the legitimate government. Following pre-trial detention, Sokha was released on bail and put under judicial control by not allowing to leave border of street 313, street 311, and street 608; nor engage in any political activities.