Rights Groups Call Out Cambodia’s ‘Sham’ Election

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation for Human Rights said in a statement that the election would pave the way for Hun Sen to cement his uncontested power in Cambodia.

Phnom Penh – Two major international human rights groups have criticized the Cambodian government’s “flawed” election process two days before Cambodians go to the polls to elect a new leader.

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen is expected to win a landslide victory after his party dissolved the country’s main opposition and an only real contender for the top job in November.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said in a statement on Thursday that the election would pave the way for Hun Sen to cement his uncontested power in Cambodia, adding that the election process was deeply flawed.

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