Court Watch

Weekly Calendar

The Court Watch calendar highlights cases of national significance as well as those defended or closely monitored by LICADHO. These cases feature a broad spectrum of people including human rights defenders, environmental campaigners, students, politicians and political party activists. Not all cases defended or monitored by LICADHO appear in this calendar. For confidentiality reasons some have not been included.

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* Individuals with an asterisk are given legal representation by LICADHO
** Individuals with a red underline are currently detained, click on their names for more details

Prisoners of Interest

A total of 23 detainees are listed below

Profiles of individuals behind bars whose cases are closely monitored in the Court Watch calendar.

Yeang Sothearin, 34
RFA coordinator & news editor
journalist

Detained for 101 days
(since Nov. 14, 2017)

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Uon Chhin, 48
RFA cameraman
journalist

Detained for 101 days
(since Nov. 14, 2017)

See details...

Kem Sokha, 64
CNRP President
politician

Detained for 173 days
(since Sept. 3, 2017)

See details...

Nhek Bun Chhay, 60
KNUP President
politician

Detained for 204 days
(since Aug. 3, 2017)

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James Ricketson, 69
Filmmaker
journalist

Detained for 266 days
(since Jun. 2, 2017)

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Kim Sok, 37
Political commentator

Sentenced to
18 months in prison

Detained for 371 days
(since Feb. 17, 2017)

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Chao Veasna, 54
SRP Poipet commune council deputy chief
politician

Detained for 372 days
(since Feb. 16, 2017)

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Tep Vanny, 36
Boeung Kak Lake representative
land activist

Sentenced to
2.5 years in prison

Detained for 557 days
(since Aug. 15, 2016)

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Um Sam An, 44
CNRP member of parliament
politician

Sentenced to
2.5 years in prison

Detained for 683 days
(since Apr. 11, 2016)

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Yea Thong, 27
CNRP youth member
political activist

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 933 days
(since Aug. 5, 2015)

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Roeun Chetra, 34
CNRP youth member
political activist

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 934 days
(since Aug. 4, 2015)

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Yun Kimhour, 29
CNRP youth member
political activist

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 934 days
(since Aug. 4, 2015)

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Ke Khim, 35
CNRP supporter
political activist

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

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Ouk Pich Samnang, 54
CNRP supporter
political activist

Sentenced to
9 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

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An Batham, 37
CNRP youth member
political activist

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

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San Seihak, 29
CNRP youth member
political activist

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

See details...

Tep Narin, 31
CNRP youth member
political activist

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

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San Kimheng, 31
CNRP Tuol Kork district youth leader
political activist

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

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Neang Sokhun, 34
CNRP Chhbar Ampov district youth leader
political activist

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

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Sum Puthy, 50
CNRP Chhbar Ampov district council member
politician

Sentenced to
7 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

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Khin Chamreun, 34
CNRP Phnom Penh youth chief
political activist

Sentenced to
20 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

See details...

Oeur Narith, 38
CNRP public affairs department officer
political activist

Sentenced to
20 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

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Meach Sovannara, 47
CNRP national election candidate
politician

Sentenced to
20 years in prison

Detained for 948 days
(since Jul. 21, 2015)

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Yeang Sothearin, 34

RFA coordinator & news editor
Detained for 101 days, since November 14, 2017
Faces 7 - 15 years imprisonment
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Supplying a foreign state with information prejudicial to national defence (Criminal Code Article 445)

Uon Chhin, 48

RFA cameraman
Detained for 101 days, since November 14, 2017
Faces 7 - 15 years imprisonment
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Supplying a foreign state with information prejudicial to national defence (Criminal Code Article 445)

Kem Sokha, 64

CNRP President
Detained for 173 days, since September 3, 2017
Faces 15 - 30 years imprisonment

Charge(s)

- Treason: conspiring with a foreign power (Criminal Code Article 443)

Nhek Bun Chhay, 60

KNUP President
Detained for 204 days, since August 3, 2017
Faces 40 years to life imprisonment

Charge(s)

- Accomplice to conspiracy to produce drugs (qualified by purity) (Law on Drug Control Article 32-1(4)(e))
- Accomplice to importing components for the production of drugs (qualified by purity) (Law on Drug Control Article 38-1(4))

James Ricketson, 69

Filmmaker
Detained for 266 days, since June 2, 2017
Faces 5 - 10 years imprisonment

Charge(s)

- Collecting information prejudicial to national defence
(Criminal Code Article 446)

Kim Sok, 37

Political commentator
Detained for 371 days, since February 17, 2017
Sentenced to 18 months in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Defamation (Criminal Code Article 305)
- Incitement to commit felony (Criminal Code Article 495 & 494)

Chao Veasna, 54

SRP Poipet commune council deputy chief
Detained for 372 days, since February 16, 2017
Faces 6 months - 2 years imprisonment

Charge(s)

- Incitement to commit felony (Criminal Code Article 495 & 494)
- Accomplice to intentional damage with aggravating circumstances (general aggravation and in relation to status of the victim) (Criminal Code Article 29, 410, 411 & 412)
- Intentional damage with aggravating circumstances (using dangerous means & causing injury) (Criminal Code Articles 413 & 414)

Tep Vanny, 36

Boeung Kak Lake representative
Detained for 557 days, since August 15, 2016
Sentenced to 2.5 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Intentional acts of violence (Criminal Code Article 218)

Um Sam An, 44

CNRP member of parliament
Detained for 683 days, since April 11, 2016
Sentenced to 2.5 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Incitement to commit a felony (Criminal Code Article 495)
- Incitement to [racial] discrimination (Criminal Code Article 496)

Yea Thong, 27

CNRP youth member
Detained for 933 days, since August 5, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison

Charge(s)

- Participation in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Article 457)
- Intentional acts of violence (Criminal Code Article 218)
- Incitement to commit felony (Criminal Code Article 495)

Roeun Chetra, 34

CNRP youth member
Detained for 934 days, since August 4, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison

Charge(s)

- Participation in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Article 457)
- Intentional acts of violence (Criminal Code Article 218)
- Incitement to commit felony (Criminal Code Article 495)

Yun Kimhour, 29

CNRP youth member
Detained for 934 days, since August 4, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison

Charge(s)

- Participation in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Article 457)
- Intentional acts of violence (Criminal Code Article 218)
- Incitement to commit felony (Criminal Code Article 495)

Ke Khim, 35

CNRP supporter
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456 and 457)

Ouk Pich Samnang, 54

CNRP supporter
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 9 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

Case 1:
- Participating in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456 and 457)

Case 2:
- Intentional violence with aggravating circumstances (Criminal Code Article 218)
- Obstruction of public official (Criminal Code Article 503)

An Batham, 37

CNRP youth member
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456 and 457)

San Seihak, 29

CNRP youth member
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456 and 457)

Tep Narin, 31

CNRP youth member
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456 and 457)

San Kimheng, 31

CNRP Tuol Kork district youth leader
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456 and 457)

Neang Sokhun, 34

CNRP Chhbar Ampov district youth leader
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456 and 457)

Sum Puthy, 50

CNRP Chhbar Ampov district council member
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 7 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456 and 457)

Khin Chamreun, 34

CNRP Phnom Penh youth chief
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 20 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in and leading an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456, 457 and 459)

Oeur Narith, 38

CNRP public affairs department officer
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 20 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in and leading an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456, 457 and 459)

Meach Sovannara, 47

CNRP national election candidate
Detained for 948 days, since July 21, 2015
Sentenced to 20 years in prison
More information on this case here

Charge(s)

- Participating in and leading an insurrectionary movement (Criminal Code Articles 456, 457 and 459)