Mu Sochua, the vice-president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said on Saturday that “acting president” Sam Rainsy and the party’s self-exiled leadership would return to the Kingdom in August or September.
However, police said eight high-ranking party officials with warrants out for their arrest would be detained, with one analyst claiming that CNRP officials faced violence or even assassination should they return.
Sochua said their return would be peaceful, non-violent and in accordance with democratic principles.
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