Ex-CNRP members in two provinces were jailed or summoned to trial over old charges of incitement and plotting, with authorities relitigating cases related to party founder Sam Rainsy’s failed promise to return to the country last year and other campaigns promoted by party leaders living in exile abroad.
The latest cases follow 28 former opposition members summoned last month for questioning in Kampong Cham province.
A former doctor and CNRP commune chief in Kampong Cham province has been summoned to court again. He says all he has done since the party was dissolved is help his children sell coffee, but after previous court actions, including his imprisonment last year, “I’ve stopped thinking about anything.”
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