EU Approves Resolution Targeting Cambodia’s Ruling Party

The EU resolution calls for asset freezes on senior Cambodian officials and action to be taken over Cambodia’s membership of preferential trading schemes.

The European Parliament on Thursday voted in favor of a resolution calling for political freedoms in Cambodia and sanctions against the government.

The resolution called for dropping all charges against the country’s former opposition leader, Kem Sokha, who was placed under house arrest earlier this week after more than a year in detention.

Sokha was arrested in September on treason charges and his Cambodia National Rescue Party dissolved by the Supreme Court over allegations its members plotted to overthrow Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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