Cambodia's main opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested for treason charges: gov't statement

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/3 7:10:56

Kem Sokha, president of main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested early Sunday for allegedly attempting to overthrow the legitimate Cambodian government, according to a government statement.

"The government would like to inform the public that on September 3, 2017 at 00:35 a.m. (local time), Kem Sokha was caught red-handed by justice police in conformity with the Criminal Code of the Kingdom of Cambodia," the statement said.

The arrest was made just hours after an old video clip broadcast by Australia-based CBN (Cambodian Broadcasting Network) was posted on Facebook showing Kem Sokha told his supporters in Australia on Dec. 8, 2013 that he followed the order of the United States to prepare plans to overthrow the legitimate Cambodian government, taking the model of movement that overthrew the governments of Yugoslavia and Serbia.

"The government would like to inform that, through the video clip broadcast by Australia-based CBN (Cambodian Broadcasting Network) and other evidence collected by authorities, they clearly show the secret plan of the collusion between Kem Sokha and his group with foreigners that affects the Kingdom of Cambodia," the statement said.


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