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The US Must Help Bring Democracy Back to Cambodia
November 10, 2022

The US Must Help Bring Democracy Back to Cambodia

By Sam Rainsy
During his visit to Phnom Penh this week, U.S. President Joe Biden must hold Prime Minister Hun Sen accountable for the country's steep democratic decline.

Cambodian Dissident Begins Hunger Strike Over Prison Conditions
November 07, 2022

Cambodian Dissident Begins Hunger Strike Over Prison Conditions

By Sebastian Strangio
Theary Seng’s stand comes ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to Cambodia for this week’s ASEAN summits.
Hun Sen Knows What is Going on Under His Watch
October 26, 2022

Hun Sen Knows What is Going on Under His Watch

By Kasit Piromya
Donor countries mustn’t be fooled by the Cambodian leader’s claims that he knows nothing about the country’s rampant cyber-scam human trafficking operations.

Cambodia Opens Third Mass Trial of Opposition Activists
September 16, 2022

Cambodia Opens Third Mass Trial of Opposition Activists

By Sebastian Strangio
The 37 defendants are accused of "incitement to treason" over an opposition politician's failed attempt to return to Cambodia from exile in early 2021.

Tit for Tat: The Fall-out From the US Approach to Politics and Policy in Cambodia
August 08, 2022

Tit for Tat: The Fall-out From the US Approach to Politics and Policy in Cambodia

By Alex Palmer
Washington was right to censure Phnom Penh in its latest Trafficking in Persons Report. But the U.S. government risks entangling legitimate criticism with geopolitical tensions.

Cambodia Should Drop the Charges Against Sam Rainsy – Or Give Him His Day in Court
July 21, 2022

Cambodia Should Drop the Charges Against Sam Rainsy – Or Give Him His Day in Court

By David Whitehouse
For nearly seven years, Prime Minister Hun Sen has used every legal trick at his disposal to exclude his main rival from the country's political life.

Cambodia Sentences 31 Opposition Figures to Prison in Second Mass Trial
June 14, 2022

Cambodia Sentences 31 Opposition Figures to Prison in Second Mass Trial

By Sebastian Strangio
Outside the courtroom, police arrested the prominent Cambodian-American activist Theary Seng.
Cambodia Needs Democracy, Not Another Electoral Charade
June 01, 2022

Cambodia Needs Democracy, Not Another Electoral Charade

By Kasit Piromya
When Cambodians vote in commune elections this weekend, the world should not be fooled by the appearance of political pluralism.

Cambodia Weaponizes COVID-19 in its Struggle Against Striking Workers
March 29, 2022

Cambodia Weaponizes COVID-19 in its Struggle Against Striking Workers

By Josep Prat
For months, Cambodia’s PM has attempted to quash protests against the NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh. But his tactics are failing due to workers' opposition and international pressure.

Cambodia Convicts 20 Opposition Activists on Vague, Political Charges
March 18, 2022

Cambodia Convicts 20 Opposition Activists on Vague, Political Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
The convictions come ahead of important commune council elections scheduled for June.

The Battle Between Democracy and Autocracy, From Russia to Cambodia
March 10, 2022

The Battle Between Democracy and Autocracy, From Russia to Cambodia

By Sam Rainsy
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a reminder that the pursuit of democracy and peace are intimately connected.
Cambodia Resumes Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha
January 19, 2022

Cambodia Resumes Treason Trial of Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

By Sebastian Strangio
The resumption follows a nearly two-year break in proceedings, allegedly due to COVID-19.

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