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Cambodian Union Leader Stands Trial for ‘Incitement’

An outspoken union leader went on trial in Cambodia on Friday for alleged incitement, the latest in a series of court cases activists say are aimed at cracking down on opposition voices.

Cambodian labor leader’s trial for border remarks begins

The trial of a Cambodian labor union leader charged with inciting social unrest opened in Phnom Penh on Friday, part of a large-scale legal offensive by the government against its critics.

Activist slams ‘sham trial’ of Cambodia opposition members

Ten opposition activists, including a Cambodian-American lawyer, are facing treason and other charges in a trial in Cambodia’s capital widely criticized by rights advocates.

Cambodia court convenes for mass trial of opposition figures

A court in Cambodia convened on Thursday (Jan 14) for the treason trial of scores of opposition figures, one of a series of cases seen by activists as moves by the ruling party to sideline threats to its political monopoly.

Cambodia opens mass trial of over 100 government opponents

Some senior opposition members have vowed to return from exile to attend.

Cambodia begins mass ‘show trial’ of opposition figures and activists

Critics claim the prime minister has exploited the pandemic to crack down on opponents.

Cambodia: Activists slam ‘politicized’ trial of opposition

An activist said she was being persecuted for her political opinions as Cambodia tries dozens of opposition members. Human rights groups raised concerns over the fairness of such a trial.

Mass trial of Cambodian dissidents ‘a plot against democracy’

Khmer Bible editor Theary Seng says she and others are being persecuted for their adherence to democracy.

Cambodia begins mass treason trial of opposition activists

The charges are linked to former CNRP president Sam Rainsy’s unsuccessful attempt to return to the country in 2019.

Cambodia’s veiled criticism of Chinese vaccines hints at Hun Sen’s foreign policy plans

It is unclear if Cambodia’s apparent criticism of Chinese coronavirus vaccines is meant to refute the country’s reputation as China’s proxy. If that is the case, then Cambodia needs to do far more to introduce balance to its foreign policy.

Cambodian opposition figure Mu Sochua plans return for mass trial despite hurdles

After living in exile for more than three years, Mu Sochua is making a daring bid to return to her homeland, Cambodia.

Cambodian Opposition Return Plan Hits Visa Snag

The Cambodian government says it will not grant travel documents to exiles hoping to return to stand trial.

Does Cambodia have a ‘puppet king’?

It might behoove opposition figure Sam Rainsy to be thankful Cambodia's monarch doesn't interfere in politics.

US aid for Cambodia to come with conditions: What does it mean for the...

The United States 2021 budget outlines around US$85 million in new funding for Cambodia.

A Letter from a Cambodian Woman in Exile

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s onslaught against the Cambodian opposition has not ceased.

Cambodia’s Foreign Policy: Balancing China And Vietnam – Analysis

Cambodia is in a strategically challenging position. It has close relations with two rival countries – Vietnam and China.

COVID-19 worsens Cambodia’s political oppression

Entering 2020, analysts widely agreed that the stabilisation of Cambodia’s one-party rule was high on the list of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s priorities.

Cambodia is taking a pungent, potent approach to food diplomacy: prepare for prahok

Phnom Penh is looking to use the fermented fish paste – a staple of Khmer cuisine – as a way to boost soft power.

Cambodia: Sam Rainsy sentenced to four years in jail

Sam Rainsy, former president of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was sentenced on December 30 to four years in jail after being found guilty of insulting Interior Minister Sar Kheng over a claim that the Cambodian government killed former national police chief Hok Lungdy in 2008.

Australian former MP set to be tried in absentia for ‘incitement’ in Cambodia

A former Victorian MP has been charged with incitement in Cambodia and could face jail time if he returns to his country of birth, as part of mass trials in what the former politician says is a "kangaroo court".


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