Cambodia arrests 4 opposition politicians for forgery

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Cambodian prosecutors have initiated further criminal action against the opposition Candlelight Party with four of its members charged and detained for alleged fraud, as the country gears-up for national elections on July 23.

Reports said an investigating judge ordered the detention of Eang Chea, Heng Sam Oeun, Seng Visal, and Bin Choung, with each facing charges of forgery and the use of forged documents under articles 204 and 205 of the Criminal Code.

Sam Sokong, a defense lawyer for the four said the arrests were related to the preparation of candidate lists in the 2022 commune election when the Candle Party won about 22 percent of the overall vote.

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