Cambodians in US to Protest Lack of Detente With Opposition

Washington, DC – Cambodian community activists from the United States and Canada will gather in Washington, DC, Saturday to protest the Cambodian government’s unwillingness to make peace with the country’s banned opposition party.

Demonstrators are demanding the release of the Cambodia National Rescue Party president, Kem Sokha, who was detained on treason charges in September 2017 and remains under house arrest in Phnom Penh.

They are also calling for all politically motivated charges against other CNRP officials and activists to be dropped and the CNRP, which was banned two months after Sokha’s arrest, to be reinstated.

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