Former Opposition Leader Summoned for Insulting King

Sam Rainsy was charged in June with lèse-majesté after he suggested that a letter from King Norodom Sihamoni calling on Cambodians to vote was actually “fake.”

Phnom Penh – The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has ordered Sam Rainsy, the former leader of the now-banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), to appear in September for questioning over a case in which he is charged with lèse-majesté, or “insulting the king,” according to a warrant summons issued by an investigating judge last week.

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