The Phnom Penh Municipal Court Lengthens the Detention Six More Months on a Former and Four Senior Officers of Adhoc

(Phnom Penh): This morning, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court lengthened the detention six more months on a former and four senior officers of Adhoc allegedly bribing the alleged mistress of then-deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha.

Adhoc is Cambodia’s oldest human rights organization and the four detainees are the group’s head of monitoring Ny Sokha, his deputies Nay Vanda and Yi Soksan and senior investigator Lim Mony.

They were initially detained after questioning on April 28 last year and charged in May for allegedly bribing the alleged mistress of then-deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha to deny an affair. Ny Chakrya, deputy secretary-general of the National Election Committee (NEC) and a former Adhoc employee, was accused of being an accomplice.

Sam Sokong , a lawyer of Ny Chakrya said that the municipal court continued the detention six more months for them after they were questioned additionally them  for continuing the investigation.

“I think that it is not necessary to continue the detention six more months them,” Mr. Sokong said that They were lengthened the detention them on October 27 last year and this is the second lengthen detention.

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