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United States urges Cambodia to open politician’s treason trial to media

United States urges Cambodia to open politician’s treason trial to media

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  1. Can Cambodia urge our Senate to open up our politician’s treason trial to the media as well?

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics-idUSKBN1ZF174) reduced by 66%. (I’m a bot)
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    > PHNOM PENH – The United States urged a Cambodian court on Thursday to allow journalists to attend the treason trial of opposition party leader Kem Sokha, who is accused of plotting to overthrow longtime leader Hun Sen. Kem Sokha was arrested in 2017 and his party banned as the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen cracked down on opposition, civil society groups and the media in the run-up to 2018 parliament elections in which the ruling party won every seat.

    > Kem Sokha's treason charges stem from accusations that he was conspiring with the United States to overthrow Hun Sen. He denies the charges, saying they are politically motivated.

    > A coalition of 82 Cambodian civil society groups also urged the court to open the trial to the public, independent media and civil society groups.

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  3. “As hearings continue, Zeeberg said, the United States urged authorities to address its shortcomings and follow standards of impartiality, transparency, and fair trial guarantees consistent with the constitution.”

    The Reuters article does not name any U.S. Government source. Is it fake?

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