By Agence France-Presse
The court "decides to dissolve the CNRP and ban 118 leaders... from politics for five years starting from the date of the verdict," said Judge Dith Munty, referring to the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
The judge said the party, by failing to send any lawyers to the trial, had effectively confessed to government allegations of plotting.
File photo: Son Chhay (C), senior member of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) gives a speech during a press conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 25 September 2017. // EPA-EFE PHOTO