The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) has announcedInformation that on May 27, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear a hearing on the case of Oun Chin and Mr. Sothea Sarin The captured object.

On March 31, 2020, the Court of Appeal upheld the Phnom Penh Municipal Court's decision rejecting their request to surrender The recaptured objects, arguing that they were necessary for further investigation.


Both have been charged with giving foreign states sensitive information that could undermine national defense under Article 445 of the Cambodian Penal Code. . In October last year, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court decided to continue the investigation of the two cases, leaving them in a state of uncertainty while continuing Abnormal procedures constrain the settlement in their case.

Yea Sothearith and Oun Chin, former RFA reporters, were arrested on November 14, 2017 and detained at Prey Sar prison. . Both are accused of giving foreign states information that could jeopardize national defense under Article 445 of the Royal Penal Code. The Kingdom of Cambodia. The first bail request, both of them working for RFA, which currently closes its office in Cambodia, was Denied before appealing to the Supreme Court on March 16, 2018 and shortly thereafter the Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged them Both for "producing and possessing pornography under Article 39 of the Law on the Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation." If the charges are combined, each faces up to 16 years in prison. On August 21, 2018, they were released on bail after more than nine months in detention, but were released. Under court supervision.

By: Kolab