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The Trial of Mam Sonando 

2012-09-14 - CLEC

The trial of Mam Sonando lasted three and a half days in the Phnom Penh Municipality Court from 11-14 September, 2012. Road access to the court was blocked. Many of Sonando's supporters were outside to show their support and call for his release. Many local and international NGOs as well as embassy officials observed the trial. CLEC observed the trial both inside and outside the courtroom.

Photo Album:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4



CCHR: The Court is hearing Mam Sonando case

Media Release:

Joint Statement: Release Mam Sonando, Owner of Cambodia's Oldest Independent Radio Station


IFEX: Call for release of Cambodian activist and broadcaster

Open Letter: Joint Open Letter to PM Hun Sen on Arrest and Persecution of Mam Sonando

Protection Online: Mam Sonando, director and owner of Beehive Radio: arrested and charged

Online Petition:

Free and drop all charges against Man Sonando!

Case Explanation:

LICADHO: The Mam Sonando Case Explained


Phnom Penh Post: Trial begins for alleged 'secessionist' Mam Sonando

Phnom Penh Post: Witness testimonies conflict at Mam Sonando trial

Phnom Penh Post: Sonando 'evidence' from web

VOA Cambodia: Court Wraps Up Hearing in Case Against Beehive Radio Owner