Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from house arrest

Court ruling lifts house arrest but forbids top opposition figure from conducting political activities and going abroad.

A Cambodian court has lifted the house arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha after more than two years, but banned him, however, from joining politics and travelling outside the country.

The move on Sunday came a day after self-exiled acting opposition leader Sam Rainsy failed to return to Cambodia, as promised, and a few days before the European Union is scheduled to finalise its report on the potential withdrawal of a key trade agreement.

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