Cambodia’s Former PM Sues Rights Activist For Defamation

The lawsuit, filed on Monday, is the latest sign that the country’s rolling political crackdown is continuing under its new-look leadership.

On Monday, lawyers for Cambodia’s ruling party filed a lawsuit accusing a leading rights activist of defamation and seeking $500,000 in damages, the latest development in the country’s rolling political crackdown.

The complaint was filed in Phnom Penh Municipal Court against Soeng Senkaruna, the deputy head of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), one of the country’s main human rights groups.

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