US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met a Cambodian opposition leader facing treason charges during a visit to Phnom Penh Friday, expressing concern about the kingdom’s eroding democracy ahead of elections next year.
One of the world’s longest-serving leaders, Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled Cambodia for more than 37 years. In 2018 his party won every seat in a national election.
And in June, a Phnom Penh court convicted about 60 opposition figures — including dual US-Cambodian citizen Theary Seng — in a mass treason trial that rights groups have condemned as politically motivated.
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