Meanwhile, court authorities face renewed criticism over limiting public access to the hearings.
Special Rapporteurs say the trial is part of a larger pattern of the government targeting its critics.
Real estate serves as a money laundering vehicle for ill-gotten gains, but also as potential safe havens should the current regime in Cambodia collapse.
One witness says he and fellow victims truthfully described the torture at the hands of the provincial military police officials that led to Tuy Sros’ death on Jan. 1.
The CNRP called the proceedings a ‘political show,’ while NGOs demanded greater access to the court.
A rights group meanwhile calls for greater scrutiny of the Try Pheap Group's investment plans, saying the social and environmental impacts of its work have not been fully examined.
But the CNRP chief’s lawyer says the video lacks context or sufficient proof to convict.
They also slam authorities for limiting who can attend what they said should be a public hearing.
Witnesses say Tuy Sros was detained after a protest and died in police custody.
They urge direct intervention by the Ministry of Land Management, saying that provincial authorities have failed to act.
Observers say the summons is the latest bid by authorities to smear his character in court.
But witnesses say Tuy Sros was beaten by guards and other inmates over a period of several days, causing his death.
NGO and other sources blame falling numbers on high service fees, concerns over political tensions in Cambodia.
Pyongyang struggles to improve ties with Phnom Penh
Former opposition official Leng Vibol said that if he doesn’t take part, he’d appear guilty of a crime.
Ek Sarun, charged with unintended murder and injury, pays U.S. $90K for release.
Prime Minister Hun Sen blames the building’s construction contractor, who died in the accident.
Sources say accident happened because developer’s permit did not allow seven stories.