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Cambodian Opposition Lawmakers Call For End to Persecution of Former Commune Chief

They ask the UN human rights agency and other international organizations to help ensure the safety of Sin Chanpeou Rozeth.

Cambodia’s Ongoing Imprisonment of Former RFA Reporters ‘Unjustified’: Media Watchdogs

The ongoing imprisonment of two former RFA reporters held for three months on charges of “espionage” is “unjustified” and in violation of Cambodia’s constitutional right to freedom of expression, a consortium of journalist organizations said Tuesday, calling for their “immediate release.”

Two Mother Nature Activists Freed From Jail in Cambodia

Two Cambodian environmental activists who had received one-year jail sentences, partly suspended, for charges arising from photographing the controversial practice of commercial sand dredging, were released from prison on Wednesday.

Interview: Hun Sen Uses Facebook to Promote a ‘False Popularity’

On Feb. 12, Sam Rainsy spoke with RFA Khmer Service reporter Vuthy Huot via Skype from Australia where he is conducting a political campaign to seek support for the CNRM.

Cambodian Opposition Activist Arrested For ‘Insulting’ Ruling Party

Cambodian police arrested a former opposition party activist on Thursday on charges of insulting the ruling Cambodian People’s Party after the woman, who had fled the country to avoid arrest, was expelled from neighboring Thailand for overstaying her visa, Cambodian media reported today.

China Envoy Pushes Back Against Complaints About Chinese Investors in Cambodia

China’s ambassador to Cambodia took the rare step on Thursday of calling a news conference to criticize recent media reports that a wave of Chinese investment in the Southeast Asian country represented money laundering, calling them “fake” news.

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Rejects Appeal by Jailed Land-Rights Activist

Cambodia’s Supreme Court today upheld the 30-month sentence imposed last year by a lower court on prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny, sending her back to prison to serve out her term in a case widely seen as politically motivated.

Cambodian Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Will Go to Phnom Penh For Bail Hearing

Jailed Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha will appear in Phnom Penh early Thursday morning to ask an Appeals Court to grant him bail following his arrest last year on charges of seeking to overthrow the government, sources said.

Cambodia’s Former Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Officially Launches Political Movement

Cambodia’s exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has officially launched a movement to keep his now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “alive” without fear of government reprisal, outlining an action plan with the objective of ensuring elections this year are free and fair.

Cambodia Court Slaps Hun Sen Critic with $125,000 Defamation Damages

An outspoken former Cambodian deputy prime minister, now living in exile to escape a political crackdown, was ordered on Thursday to pay about US$125,000 in compensation for defamation after the veteran politician claimed Prime Minister Hun Sen bribed a minor political party to help him dissolve the opposition.