Cambodian court issues arrest warrants for top opposition leaders

Exiled politicians accused of incitement to commit felony and plotting treason after announcing plans to return.

A court has issued arrest warrants for top Cambodian opposition politicians living abroad, as the exiled activists began preparations to return to the country.

Sam Rainsy, the founder of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was one of the politicians accused of incitement to commit a felony and plotting to commit treason. Warrants were also issued for CNRP vice-presidents Mu Sochua and Eng Chhay Eang as well as five others.

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