Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 11 – President of court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha met with US Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy.

The meeting was held on Monday afternoon at Sokha's house in Tuol Kork after he was given more freedom by the court.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Kem Sokha said he could not make statement, as he is banned from engaging in any political activities.

Sokha thanked the media for covering the event today.

Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy said he welcomed the authority's actions in easing the conditions of Kem Sokha.

It is worth recalling that Kem Sokha was arrested in his house in Tuol Kork district, Phnom Penh city at midnight of 3 September 2017.

The Royal Government of Cambodia has accused Sokha of committing “treason", conspiring with foreigners in the purpose to topple the legitimate government.

Following pre-trial detention, Sokha was released on bail and put under judicial control by not allowing to leave border of street 313, street 311, and street 608; nor meet former leaders of CNRP; nor engage in any political activities.

In the press release dated 10 November 2019, Phnom Penh Municipal Court has eased the conditions for Kem Sokha with the following obligations: (a) must not leave the border of the Kingdom of Cambodia; (b) must not engage in political activities; (c) must respond to the summons of authority.