Cambodian opposition chief arrested after returning from Japan

Two other opposition politicians also detained as Cambodia is rebuked in UN .

Three senior Cambodian opposition leaders were arrested late last week ahead of minor polls this month as United Nations members called on Phnom Penh to restore freedom of expression and bolster the country’s dwindling political space.

Sun Chanthy, 44, president of the opposition Nation Power Party (NPP), was arrested at Phnom Penh airport on his return from Japan on May 9 in connection with “an incitement to disturb social order by posting information on social media.”

A justice ministry official said in a statement that allegations against Chanthy included incitement to provoke social chaos by blaming the government for biased practices when issuing identity cards for the poor.

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