Cambodian Opposition Return Plan Hits Visa Snag

The Cambodian government says it will not grant travel documents to exiles hoping to return to stand trial.

The Cambodian government has announced that it will not grant passports or visas to exiled opposition politicians who are trying to get back to the country next week to defend themselves against ginned-up charges of “incitement” and “treason.”

Last month, Mu Sochua, the deputy president of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said she would lead party leaders and activists back to Cambodia in January to face the politically motivated charges.

Sochua and her group had previously hoped to return on January 4, but changed their expected arrival to January 17 after their Singapore Airlines flight was canceled due to COVID-19.

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