Cambodia’s Kem Sokha Breaks Silence to Mourn Death of Political Opposition Figure

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha on Friday mourned the death this week of a party member in his first public statement after being moved from prison into house arrest in September.

Writing on his official Facebook page, Kem Sokha—leader of the now-banned Cambodia National Rescue Party—sent condolences to the family of CNRP lawmaker Cheam Channy, who died Oct. 25 of cancer at the age of 57 and is survived by his wife and three daughters.

“I admire and will never forget Cheam Channy, who sacrificed his time and efforts for the sake of democracy, freedom, and benefit for the Cambodian people,” Kem Sokha wrote.

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