Kem Sokha: Rights groups condemn Cambodia opposition leader’s 27-year sentence

Cambodia’s most prominent opposition leader has been sentenced to 27 years under house arrest in a trial critics said was politically motivated.

Kem Sokha, the former leader of the now-dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), has also been barred from standing or voting in July’s election.

He denies charges he conspired with foreign powers to overthrow Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.

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