Cambodian court convicts 36 opposition figures of conspiracy

A court in Cambodia has convicted 36 activists and former opposition lawmakers of conspiracy to commit treason.

A court in Cambodia on Thursday convicted 36 activists and former opposition lawmakers of conspiracy to commit treason, a local human rights group said.

The 36, including former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and several leaders of his disbanded Cambodia National Rescue Party, were accused of trying to help exiled former lawmakers, including deputy party leader Mu Sochua, return home in January 2021 in defiance of a government ban.

The human rights group Licadho said on its website that the sentences handed down by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court ranged from five to seven years in prison, with three defendants receiving suspended sentences.

In full: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cambodian-court-convicts-36-opposition-figures-conspiracy-95709393

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