Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mu Sochua Appeal Court Hearing on Oct 28

Written by DAP NEWS -- Saturday, 10 October 2009
(Post by CAAI News Media)

Mu Sochua, a Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) lawmaker who lost a defamation case against Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, will face the Appeal Court on October 28, accor-ding to a recall letter signed by Cabodia’s Appeal Court Co-Prosecutor Cheth Khemra on September 28.

The Appeal Court hearing comes following Mu Sochua’s disatidsfaction with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court verdict that saw her fined CR16.5 million.

“I will appear at appeal court as I rejected with the ruling of Phnom Penh Municipal court prosecutor in my case as this ruling was not right,” Mu Sochua told reporters at National Assembly on Friday morning. “I hope that the appeal court prosecutors will check more properly than the Phnom Penh Municipal Court Prosecutors.”

Ky Tech, the premier’s lawyer, told DAP News Cambodia on Friday that he has so far not received any notification of the hearing. However, he was confident over the hearing, saying that “I am ready to face this hearing with Mu Sochua.”

The Appeal Court Prosecutor General on October 2 recalled Mu Sochua to question her further about her case.

“I don’t have any more ways to protest,” Mu Sochua told reporters after the session. She claimed that she represented herself at the Appeals Court.

“I could not have another lawyer as I don’t want any lawyers to suffer like Kong Sam On,” Mu Sochua said, referring to her former counsel.

The case between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Mu Sochua came following the premier’s speech on April 4, 2009 in Kampot province, when the PMsaid that “In this Kampot province, one woman is very strong and is good at making a row.”

At a press conference, Mu Sochua accused the premier of defamation. The premier counter filed a complaint against Mu Sochua.

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