Cambodia Arrests Opposition Activists for Posts About Country’s King

The activists, who are reportedly close to opposition leader Kem Sokha had criticized the government’s treatment of King Norodom Sihamoni.

Cambodian police yesterday arrested two opposition activists after they posted comments on Facebook about how Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government has treated King Norodom Sihamoni.

As the U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported, Yim Sinorn and Hun Kosal, whom it described as close to detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, were arrested shortly after making the posts, and remained in custody as of last night.

According to translations by the pro-government news site Fresh News (so take them with a grain of salt), the posts in question highlighted the diminished role of the monarch under Hun Sen’s rule, and alleged that the Cambodian leader had effectively usurped the role for himself.

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