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UN Rapporteur Pushes for Kem Sokha’s Release, Rights Group Calls For Sustained Pressure

United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith on Tuesday called on the government to either conclude the case against opposition leader Kem Sokha or drop the charges against him in order to restore his political and civil rights.

Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Says EU Pressure Over Trade Status Will Further His Goals

The European Union on Tuesday completed a preliminary report on the temporary suspension of trade privileges with Cambodia in response to democratic rollbacks by Prime Minister Hun Sen, drawing support from opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who said the bloc’s position could further his goals for the country.

ASEAN and Non-Interference: What Do Cambodia’s Evolving Opposition Dynamics Reveal?

A closer look at Southeast Asia’s evolving approach to non-interference and the cross-border impacts of Cambodia’s recent opposition dynamics.

Cambodia ‘playing with fire’ by cosying up to China, says opposition figure Sam Rainsy

The politician warned strongman Hun Sen’s government against allowing Beijing to build infrastructure facilities that could be turned into military bases. Sam Rainsy said he and other banned opposition figures were ‘freedom fighters’ and thanked Malaysia for respecting their rights by allowing them entry.

Cambodian Opposition Says Time Is Right for Democracy

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy says the European Union’s proposal to limit trade with Cambodia could support democracy there.

Cambodia opposition figure says pressure growing on Hun Sen

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy said Tuesday he had not given up on getting home after an initial bid to return was thwarted, and external pressure on strongman Hun Sen would force him to change course.

Rainsy: EU Trade Move to Bolster Bid for Cambodian Democracy

Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Tuesday the European Union's assessment of whether to suspend trade privileges for his country will add momentum to efforts to restore democracy despite a government crackdown.

Exiled Cambodian opposition leader calls for ‘peaceful uprising’

Sam Rainsy, who was prevented from entering Cambodia, urges country's powerful military to side with people.

Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy meets Malaysian MPs in democracy push

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition veteran Sam Rainsy met Malaysian lawmakers on Tuesday in a push to rally support in Southeast Asia against authoritarian ruler Hun Sen just as the European Union considers withdrawing trade preferences.

Cambodia: Drop Case Against Opposition Leader

EU Should Demand Restoration of Kem Sokha’s Political Rights.

Sam Rainsy’s circus casts a pall over Cambodia

Annual Water Festival tempered by tight security and threats of war.

After Kem Sokha Meeting, US Advises Gov’t to Drop Charges

A day after having his court restrictions relaxed, opposition leader Kem Sokha on Monday met with the French and U.S. ambassadors at his home, though he refrained from speaking to journalists because he was unclear whether it would violate his ban on participating in politics.

Still in KL, Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy wants to organise protests

Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition veteran Sam Rainsy said on Sunday he would help organise protests against authoritarian ruler Hun Sen to build on growing international pressure for change in his home country.

Cambodia’s Sohka meets French envoy after house arrest lifted

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha met the French ambassador on Monday after his house arrest was lifted, although he remains charged with treason and is banned from politics and leaving the country.

Cambodian opposition leaders in Malaysia: What is it about?

High-profile Cambodian opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Mu Sochua are currently in Malaysia, but why are they here and what is the significance of their presence?

Cambodian opposition leader meets U.S., French envoys after house arrest lifted

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha met the French and U.S. ambassadors on Monday after his house arrest was lifted, although he remains charged with treason and is banned from politics and leaving the country.

Nurul Izzah confirms meeting taking place between MPs and Cambodian opposition leader

PKR’s Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has confirmed that self-exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy will meet MPs in Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 12).

Cambodian rival stopped from going home to challenge Hun Sen

Cambodia's most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home to challenge his country's longtime autocratic leader, but he assured his followers he will go ahead with his plan.

Kem Sokha Meets Diplomatic Representatives Following Easing of Bail Restrictions

A day after his bail conditions were eased, opposition leader Kem Sokha met with the French and U.S. ambassadors at his residence on Monday.

US Ambassador Wants Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Freed, Despite Easing of Restrictions

The U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy on Monday called for the full restoration of former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha’s freedom, saying that the easing of restrictions as part of his de facto house arrest over the weekend does not go far enough.

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