Rights group urges release of outspoken Cambodian dissident

Appeal court upholds verdict against opposition leader Thach Setha who was jailed for 18 months in September.

Civil society groups have demanded the release of jailed dissidents in Cambodia as authorities continue the drive to round up and prosecute the regime’s critics.

That includes Thach Setha, vice-president of Candlelight Party, whose conviction by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for issuing bad checks was upheld by an Appeal Court on Jan. 23.

He was jailed for 18 months in September after the Candlelight Party was banned from contesting the July election, which enabled the long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to secure victory and then Prime Minister Hun Sen to transfer power to his eldest son Hun Manet.

In full: https://www.ucanews.com/news/rights-group-urges-release-of-outspoken-cambodian-dissident/103944

Related Stories

Latest News