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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.
The Tyranny of Compelled Speech in Cambodia
October 31, 2022

The Tyranny of Compelled Speech in Cambodia

By David Hutt
Censorship and self-censorship are less repressive than being forced to express and affirm a regime's lies.

Cambodian Court Sentences Opposition Leader to Life Imprisonment
October 20, 2022

Cambodian Court Sentences Opposition Leader to Life Imprisonment

By Sebastian Strangio
Sam Rainsy is accused of plotting to cede four Cambodian provinces to the country's indigenous peoples.

Why Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Sue His Rival in a French Court?
October 13, 2022

Why Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Sue His Rival in a French Court?

By David Hutt
The Cambodian leader may have wanted simply to clear his name – but there is another, more chilling, explanation.

French Court Rejects Cambodian PM’s Claim of Defamation Against Opposition Leader
October 12, 2022

French Court Rejects Cambodian PM’s Claim of Defamation Against Opposition Leader

By David Whitehouse
Exiled opposition figure Sam Rainsy had accused Prime Minister Hun Sen of responsibility for the deaths of a leading Cambodian trade unionist and the former chief of police.

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.
Defamation Trial of Cambodian Opposition Leader Opens in Paris
September 02, 2022

Defamation Trial of Cambodian Opposition Leader Opens in Paris

By David Whitehouse
Sam Rainsy has finally received his day in court – but in Paris rather than in Phnom Penh.

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.

Why Cambodia’s Opposition Parties Must Unite
August 22, 2022

Why Cambodia’s Opposition Parties Must Unite

By David Hutt
Unity offers the only hope for defeating Prime Minister Hun Sen – but cynicism and egotism stand in the way.

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 Confirms CPP’s Landslide Victory in Commune Election
June 27, 2022

Cambodia Confirms CPP’s Landslide Victory in Commune Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's party won nearly three-quarters of the vote in an election marred by claims of vote-buying and intimidation.

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