Authorities in northwestern Cambodia’s Battambang province summoned 12 members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party to court this week to answer charges they were still active in the opposition group dissolved by court order almost two years ago.
Seven of the activists received their summons on May 1, with the others summoned the day before, Thong Saroeun—a member of the banned party in Battambang’s Koas Krala district—told RFA’s Khmer Service on Wednesday.
“I will not be intimidated, and I will be happy to appear before the court to answer their questions,” Thong Saroeun said, adding, “I haven’t committed any crimes. I am a [Cambodian] citizen, and I have a right to be involved in politics.”
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