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After eight months of confinement and rape—and two forced abortions—Ratha, then 17, says she escaped from the home of the Chinese man she had been sold to and found her way to the Cambodian Consulate in Guangzhou.

July 31, 2014

Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said Wednesday that the government will cooperate with the CNRP to review the country’s immigration laws and provide estimates of the number of Vietnamese migrants in Cambodia once the opposition’s 55 lawmakers swear into office.

July 31, 2014

When Prime Minister Hun Sen and CNRP President Sam Rainsy emerged from the talks that ended the opposition’s boycott of parliament on July 22, Mr. Rainsy said the party’s 55 lawmakers-elect would swear into the National Assembly the following week.

July 30, 2014

The CNRP’s 55 elected lawmakers moved a step closer to swearing into their positions in the National Assembly on Monday, with leaders of the opposition party and the ruling CPP settling on the president of rights group Licadho as the “consensus” member of the new electoral commission.

July 29, 2014

The ruling CPP and opposition CNRP have selected Pung Chhiv Kek, a founder and president of local rights group Licadho, to become the ninth “consensus” member of the new bipartisan electoral commission.

July 28, 2014

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who on Tuesday struck a deal with Prime Minister Hun Sen to end the CNRP’s boycott of the National Assembly, said on Friday the party will swear its 55 elected lawmakers into parliament on Tuesday only if details of the plan to overhaul the country’s electoral commission are hammered out beforehand.

July 26, 2014

Students, sex workers and beer promoters are expected to gather at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday afternoon to highlight the need for better street lighting and more gender-focused urban planning in order to stamp out violence and abuse faced by women in cities.

July 26, 2014

A “shadow cabinet” will be created inside the National Assembly once the CNRP’s lawmakers-elect swear into office, senior opposition party officials said Thursday, in a move that nine years ago saw an opposition lawmaker imprisoned on charges of inciting a rebellion.

July 25, 2014

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who was banned from running in last year’s national election, will now be sworn in as one of the CNRP’s 55 lawmakers, with Kompong Cham province lawmaker-elect Kuoy Bunroeun standing down to become an opposition member on the new bipartisan electoral commission.

July 24, 2014

Police and court officials on Wednesday searched the home of villager Oum Sophy, who has been outspoken opponent of the well-connected KDC company as it has tried to push her and dozens of her neighbors off their land in Kompong Chhnang province.

July 24, 2014
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