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Hun Sokong, a former CNRP commune chief in Kampong Cham province (Facebook)

Another Ex-CNRP Official Arrested, Wife Says

A former CNRP commune chief in Kampong Cham province was apprehended on Thursday, according to his wife, at least the fourth arrest of an ex-opposition party member this week.

Three Former CNRP Members Charged Over Phone Discussion

The Kampong Thom Provincial Court on Wednesday charged three former Cambodia National Rescue Party members with public insult for discussing CNRP leaders’ pledged return to the country over the phone, according to their defense lawyer.

Kem Sokha (center), with his wife Te Chanmono (left) and his mother Sao Nget, at his Phnom Penh home the day after he was released from Correctional Center 3 prison in September 2018. (Chhea Bunnarith)

Two Years After Arrest, Kem Sokha Still Kept Out of Sight

Two years since his arrest, opposition leader Kem Sokha’s ongoing detention has kept him out of sight and out of mind, with supporters saying he has not been forgotten, but that they feel powerless to help him.

VIDEO: Police Arrest Activists at Kem Ley Murder Anniversary

About 100 police and military police officers descended on Phnom Penh’s inner-city Caltex gas station this morning, arresting three men trying to place flowers at the site where popular political commentator Kem Ley was gunned down three years ago and dispersing any attempts to commemorate the murder.

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CNRP Activist Arrested For Insulting Hun Sen

A former official from the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was arrested on Monday for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook — though his wife claimed the arrest was in fact due to refusals to defect to the government.

CNRP Calls for Cambodians to Unite Behind Them

Exiled leaders of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have called on all Cambodians to join their efforts to “restore democracy” and for the government to defer to appeals by the international community for change.

US and China Squabble Over Impact on Cambodia

The Phnom Penh embassies of the U.S. and China — whose governments have a dubious history of destabilizing Cambodia for their own geopolitical ends and both stoked and prolonged the country’s two-decades-long civil war — have become embroiled in their second Internet flame war over the country this year.

As EU Threats Loom, Cambodia Prepares Reply to UN Rights Review

Cambodia will not accept recommendations to release opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest when it delivers its formal reply to the U.N.’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its rights record later this year, an official involved in the process said, but will take on board more “general” reform advice.