Heavy jail terms handed to Cambodian opposition leaders are “clear breaches” of international law, United Nations human rights experts has said recently.
In a statement, four UN special rapporteurs slammed the sentencing of nine members of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party who are in exile abroad.
Convicted in absentia, the group, including CNRP leader Sam Rainsy, received prison terms of between 20 and 25 years on Monday. They were also stripped of their rights to vote and stand in elections.
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