Cambodia PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader

Phnom Penh – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen batted down speculation on Wednesday that he caved to international pressure after an opposition leader was released from jail, claiming the decision was made for his ailing foe’s health and safety.

Kem Sokha, the co-founder of the now-defunct Cambodia National Rescue Party, was arrested on treason charges in September two months before the Supreme Court dissolved his party.

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