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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.

Cambodia Readies Third Mass Trial of Opposition Officials
August 24, 2022

Cambodia Readies Third Mass Trial of Opposition Officials

By Sebastian Strangio
As the country heads toward national elections next year, the government is seeking to neutralize the influence of opposition leaders living in exile abroad.
Cambodian Court Sentences Opposition Leader to Heavy Prison Term
March 02, 2021

Cambodian Court Sentences Opposition Leader to Heavy Prison Term

By Sebastian Strangio
Sam Rainsy and eight former CNRP officials have been accused of seeking to overthrow the Cambodian government in late 2019.

Cambodian Exile Return Bid Crashes Into Visa Hurdle
January 18, 2021

Cambodian Exile Return Bid Crashes Into Visa Hurdle

By Sebastian Strangio
The attempt nonetheless succeeded in drawing international attention to the repression inside the country.

Cambodian Opposition Return Plan Hits Visa Snag
January 11, 2021

Cambodian Opposition Return Plan Hits Visa Snag

By Sebastian Strangio
The Cambodian government says it will not grant travel documents to exiles hoping to return to stand trial.

A Letter from a Cambodian Woman in Exile
January 07, 2021

A Letter from a Cambodian Woman in Exile

By Mu Sochua
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s onslaught against the Cambodian opposition has not ceased.

Cambodian Opposition Figures Once Again Promise to Return
December 02, 2020

Cambodian Opposition Figures Once Again Promise to Return

By Sebastian Strangio
Leaders of Cambodia's disbanded opposition party hope to call international attention to the country's political situation.
The Dark Year Since Cambodia’s 2018 Election
July 29, 2019

The Dark Year Since Cambodia’s 2018 Election

By Mu Sochua
The year since the controversial poll brought growing repression at home and further isolation abroad.

Does Cambodia’s Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan?
July 03, 2019

Does Cambodia’s Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan?

By David Hutt
The comeback strategy in the works amounts to a bold leap into the unknown, and it is unclear if it will pay off.  

How Can Canada Respond to Cambodia’s Political Dilemma?
May 02, 2018

How Can Canada Respond to Cambodia’s Political Dilemma?

By Darren Touch
If Canada wants to be critical of the Cambodian government, it will have to be proactive.

Is Cambodia’s Opposition a Victim of its Own Success?
November 29, 2017

Is Cambodia’s Opposition a Victim of its Own Success?

By David Hutt
The CNRP inspired people to believe their votes count even in a system where this was always unlikely to be the case.
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