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It was all supposed to be so different. In 1993, millions of Cambodians went to the polls in the country’s first-ever free election, marking the end of a civil war stretching back to the late 1970s.
Kem Sokha, Cambodia’s main political opposition leader who was jailed during a crackdown against the rivals of incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen in September 2017, has been denied medical attention during his months in prison, according to his daughter Monovithya.
In July last year, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen gave a speech to his supporters shortly after his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) suffered unexpected losses in local elections.