Cambodia: Activists slam ‘politicized’ trial of opposition

An activist said she was being persecuted for her political opinions as Cambodia tries dozens of opposition members. Human rights groups raised concerns over the fairness of such a trial.

Cambodia resumed Thursday the trial of dozens of opposition members in Phnom Penh, which activists described as a politicized human rights violation.

The defendants are accused of expressing on social media their support for exiled opposition figure Sam Rainsy to return to Cambodia.

Human rights organization Amnesty International said the trial involved almost 150 defendants.

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