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Cambodia lashes Australian activist as mass treason trial continues

The mass treason trial of senior leaders of the banned Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) is continuing amid claims the courts were working off a “presumption of guilt” as the government takes aim at activists abroad for a “distortion of the facts.”

Cambodia slams Australian lawyer’s claims

Cambodia's foreign ministry has lashed out at an Australian-Khmer lawyer and political activist after he claimed Cambodian rice exports to Australia were a violation of human rights.

Why America Fears the Creation of Chinese Military Bases in Cambodia

Phnom Penh has maintained what has been described as a “cozy relationship" with Beijing for many years, but it was only last year that the controversy over the Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand intensified when reports circulated that China was seeking a thirty-year lease of the base.

Ex-Cambodia premier expected to lead royalist party

Former Cambodian Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh is expected to once again foray into politics after he returns from medical treatment in France.

Cambodia blocks exiled dissidents from returning

Airlines refuse to let CNRP members board flights to face mass treason and incitement trial.

Cambodian Exile Return Bid Crashes Into Visa Hurdle

The attempt nonetheless succeeded in drawing international attention to the repression inside the country.

Singapore Airlines blocks Cambodian opposition figure from returning home

National Rescue Party vice-president Mu Sochua said she was stopped from boarding her flight from Los Angeles because she didn’t have a Cambodian visa.

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.


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