Court cases underway for nearly 70 ex-CNRP members accused of “plotting”

Cambodian courts are currently processing cases against nearly 70 former CNRP members for plotting, and have already convicted 12 this year for their alleged links to the attempted return of acting party leader Sam Rainsy in November 2019.

Civil society groups and political analysts claim the trials are part of a political agenda rather than a legitimate attempt to enforce the law.

As the persecution of dissident groups and former opposition members has escalated this year, some ex-CNRP officials have gone into hiding and others have fled Cambodia due to fears of arrest and imprisonment. Dozens more are awaiting trial, some behind bars, and others have already received hefty sentences.

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