Cambodian opposition youth leader in court over Hun Sen suit

News Desk in Phnom Penh/Cambodia Herald
Asia News Network

Phnom Penh (Cambodia Herald/ANN) - The head of the youth wing of the Sam Rainsy Party appeared in Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, a week after filing a lawsuit blaming Prime Minister Hun Sen for a stampede two years ago.

Before entering the court, Youth Movement leader Soung Sophorn said he had 21 photos as well as videos to present to public prosecutor Meas Chanpiseth.

Speaking after the hearing, Soung Sophorn said he was defending himself in the case since he's a lawyer.

Hun Sen has announced plans to counter-sue the youth group leader if the court finds he is innocent.

The stampede on the third day of annual Water Festival in 2010 killed 353 and injured about 400 people.