Asean Liberals Call for End to Attacks on Cambodian Opposition

Phnom Penh – A prominent group of Asean parliamentarians on Friday called on the Cambodian government to end targeted harassment of the country’s former opposition.

The Cambodia National Rescue Party was dissolved by the Supreme Court in November 2017 shortly before the 2018 general election which the ruling Cambodian People’s Party went on to win almost without challenge.

The statement from Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) came as Rhona Smith, the special rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia, encouraged Cambodians to work towards changing the political culture in the country.

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