November 10, 2019 / 7:43 AM / a month ago

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha calls for charges to be dropped

FILE PHOTO - Kem Sokha (2nd R), vice president of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), holds a news conference at the CNRP headquarter in Phnom Penh August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha called for the charges against him to be dropped on Sunday after the government freed him from house arrest more than two years after he was arrested on treason charges.

“As an innocent person who has been jailed for two years, I continue to demand that the charges against me be dropped,” Kem Sokha said in a Facebook post.

“I expect today’s decision to be the first step, but I, as well as many other Cambodians who have lost political freedom, still need real solutions and justice.”

Reporting by Prak Chan Thul; Editing by Matthew Tostevin

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