Cambodia frees 27 activists, political prisoners

Cambodia has released 27 activists jailed over charges of incitement against strongman Hun Sen’s government as the country prepares to host international talks.

Among those released in the past 12 days were members of environment group Mother Nature Cambodia as well as outspoken union leader Rong Chhun, said Am Sam Ath, deputy director of rights group Licadho, on Wednesday.

He said courts reduced their sentences or granted them bail, but the charges against the individuals had not been completely dropped.

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