It’s Friday morning and a group of Cambodians have gathered out the front of Prey Sar prison on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Some of them are supporters of the former opposition party Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP). Others are family members of people who are locked up inside one of Cambodia’s most notorious detention centers.
All of them appear cheerful and in good spirits. After Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the day before that over 70 CNRP activists would be released on bail, they know that their friends and loved ones could be released at any moment.