Release of Cambodian Opposition Chief Fails to Satisfy Hun Sen Critics

Cambodia released opposition leader Kem Sokha on bail Monday, a year after he was arrested on treason charges widely seen as politically motivated, but critics said he should never have been arrested and called for his banned party to be reinstated.

The 65-year-old opposition chief had been held for a year in pretrial detention in Tra Peang Thlong prison in remote Tboung Khmum province near the border with Vietnam.

Kem Sokha, who had been denied bail six times despite fears that he was suffering from medical complications, was released due to health concerns, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court said.

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