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Hearing schedules for human rights and political activists cases

Name Date Time Charge Court Verdict/Judgement Remarks
1Sep 29, 2023

08:00 AM

Instigating acts of intentional violence with aggravating circumstancesPhnom Penh Appeal CourtThe Phnom Penh Appeal Court upheld the prison sentence for all four defendants, but not the fine.Verdict announcement
2Sep 13, 2023

08:00 AM

Defamation through mediaPhnom Penh Appeal CourtOn 13 September 2023, the Phnom Penh Appeal Court announced its verdict in the defamation committed by means of media case against Mr. Pen Noun, the director of the Srotob Yukvakvey website, following an appeal hearing on 28 August 2023. The court reduced the fine ordered by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court from 3 to 2 million riels. It also reduced the compensation Pen Noun has to pay to the plaintiff, Major General Ouk Kimly, from 6 to 4 million riels.
3Aug 28, 2023

02:00 AM

Defamation through mediaPhnom Penh Appeal CourtJudge and prosecutor including lawyer questioned to clarify about some evidences to prove whether the information ​in which Mr. Pen Noun posted on social media​ is truth and legalize or not. In the end after finished the conclusion of prosecutor and lawyer, Phnom Penh appeal court decide to announce the court decision in the morning on 13 September 2023. On 28 August 2023 at 2:00pm, the Phnom Penh Appeal court will conduct the trial on the defamation through media case against Mr. Pen Noun who is the director of the Srotob Yukvakvey website. Mr. Pen Noun has been on the judicial harassment due to his professional fulfilling. He got charged of the defamation through media after he posted the land dispute between Mr. Ouk Kimly who is general military with four families in 2021. As result, in the judgement of the Phnom Penh municipal court, he was ordered to pay a fine of 3 million riels and compensation of 6 million riels to the military officer in 15 March 2022.
4Aug 17, 2023

08:00 AM

Instigating acts of intentional violence with aggravating circumstances Phnom Penh Appeal CourtPublic hearing
5Aug 15, 2023

02:30 AM

Incitement to cause social unrest and malicious denunciationKoh Kong Court of First InstanceThe Koh Kong Court handed a one-year prison sentence to each defendant and ordered them to pay 40 million riels in damages to the plaintiff. Verdict announcement
6May 25, 2023

08:30 AM

Incitement to cause social unrestPhnom Penh Court of First InstanceA union leader, Chhim Sithar, was sentenced to two years imprisonment. Chhim Sokhorn, Son Sreypich, Hai Sopheap, Khliang Soben and Touch Serei Meas received an 18-month prison sentence and placed under judicial supervision. The court ruled a one-year suspended sentence for Ry Sovandy, Sok Narith and Sok Kongkea. The court also ordered that some confiscated belongings of the defendants be returned and that the shuttered house be reopened to operate as usual.Verdict announcement
7May 19, 2023

08:00 AM

Incitement to cause social unrest and instigate of incitement to cause social unrestSupreme CourtOn 31 May 2023, the Supreme Court announced its verdict to uphold the decision of Phnom Penh Appeal Court.Public hearing
8Mar 14, 2023

08:30 AM

Incitement to cause social unrestPhnom Penh Court of First Instance
9Mar 07, 2023

02:00 PM

Incitement to cause social unrestPhnom Penh Appeal CourtBail hearing
10Feb 28, 2023

08:30 AM

Incitement to cause social unrestPhnom Penh Court of First InstanceThe trial will continue to 14 March 2023