Assault of Cambodia Opposition Activist Latest in a Dozen Attacks Ahead of Sam Rainsy Return

A member of Cambodia’s banned opposition party was attacked by unknown assailants on Wednesday, causing severe injuries and making him the twelfth opposition activist assaulted since acting party president Sam Rainsy announced plans to return from self-imposed exile in November.

Sin Bona, an activist with the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was attacked in broad daylight while riding his motorbike on a street in the capital Phnom Penh by two men wielding a metal pipe and a handgun, his daughter, Bona Sophea told RFA’s Khmer Service.

The men knocked Sin Bona off of his bike before beating him, she said, adding that his bike helmet had protected him from suffering more severe wound

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