Cambodia opposition figure Kem Sokha under house arrest 

Kem Sokha of the dissolved CNRP placed under house arrest after more than a year in jail pending treason trial.

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been released on bail and placed under house arrest after spending more than a year in prison on widely decried treason charges.

The decision to grant bail to the president of the now-dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) was made after considering his health conditions and “legal assurance that the accused would not flee from court proceedings”, the government said in a statement on Monday.

Hundreds of supporters gathered outside his home in the capital, Phnom Penh, following his release in the early hours of Monday.

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