French ambassador Binh meets Kem Sokha

French ambassador Eva Nguyen Binh meet opposition leader Kem Sokha on Monday. French embassy Facebook page.
  • Phoung Vantha
  • November 11, 2019 8:34 AM

Embassy says France hopes for ‘rapid rehabilitation’ of opposition leader  

PHNOM PENH — French Ambassador Eva Nguyen Binh met  opposition leader Kem Sokha on Monday, a day after he was released from house arrest. 

“It is a positive gesture," the embassy said. "France hopes for the rapid rehabilitation of Mr Kem Sokha.”

Health, personal situation and democracy

Muth Chantha, Kem Sokha's advisor, said the meeting focussed on the opposition leader’s health after being detained for two years. 

"We just discussed his health, his personal situation, and how we will move forward on building democracy," he said.

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court said Sunday that Kem Sokha must not leave Cambodia or engage in politics and has to respond to summons.

Kem Sokha was arrested for treason in September, 2017, two months before the Supreme Court dissolved his National Rescue Party. He spent a year in jail before being put under house arrest.

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