Cambodia Begins Trial Of 120 Opposition Figures

A mass trial of more than 120 Cambodian opposition figures kicked off in Phnom Penh on Thursday, amid United Nations (UN) concerns the proceedings were politically motivated and violated due process.

The case is linked to attempts by exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy to return to Cambodia last year from France, where he has lived since 2015 to avoid jail for convictions that he says are bogus.

Prime Minister Hun Sen is one of the world’s longest serving leaders, maintaining a 35-year grip on power with methods that include jailing political opponents and activists.

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