Cambodia opposition figure not giving up on bid to get home

Following her release, 65-year-old Mu Sochua says she will still seek to return to Cambodia by traveling overland through Thailand.

A senior Cambodian opposition figure Friday, November 8, accused strongman Hun Sen of a “gross” human rights violation by seeking to stop exiled members of her party from returning home this weekend, insisting they had not given up.

Members of the opposition are trying to get back to Cambodia to support their leader, Sam Rains, who wants to make a dramatic end to his self-exile to mark Cambodian Independence Day on Saturday, November 9.

But Hun Sen, an authoritarian leader who has ruled Cambodia since 1985, has vowed not to allow them to return, and sought support from regional neighbors to thwart the opposition’s plans.

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