Cambodians in US to Protest Lack of Detente With Opposition

The demonstration is being organized by a CNRP offshoot, the Cambodia National Rescue Movement, which was founded by the CNRP’s former president Sam Rainsy and has been labeled a “terrorist” movement by the Cambodian government.

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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