Tag: Kem Sokha

Cambodia: new trial against the democratic opposition

Cambodia: new trial against the democratic opposition

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – On November 26th, yet another trial is set to start against 140 members of the Cambodia National Rescua Party (CNRP), officially dissolved after a Constitutional Court ruling in 2017, in a move called “the end of democracy” in Cambodia, effectively eliminating the entire democratic opposition in the country. This decision, followed also by the arrest of

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Cambodia Is Criminalizing Democracy

Cambodia Is Criminalizing Democracy

There can be no democracy without a credible opposition, and in today’s Cambodia, there can be no credible opposition without the Cambodia National Rescue Party. It is thus vital that the international community not allow Prime Minister Hun Sen to use fabricated treason charges to suppress the CNRP. The sham trial of Kem Sokha, the leader of the Cambodia National

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Sam Rainsy: Why I have decided to return to Cambodia

Sam Rainsy: Why I have decided to return to Cambodia

On 7 September, Sam Rainsy, co-founder and acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, Honorary president of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty and Honorary Member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” issued the following statement from Paris, where he lives in self-imposed exile. Exile has long been part of my life; even though

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China’s grip on Cambodia creates double danger

China’s grip on Cambodia creates double danger

French version below In the name of the millions of Cambodians who support the position of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in favour of a free, democratic, neutral and pacific Cambodia, I firmly condemn the announcement by the illegal and dictatorial Prime Minister Hun Sen on Cambodia’s purchase of “tens of thousands of extra weapons” from China for $40

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EU must hold firm on plan to help restore democracy in Cambodia

EU must hold firm on plan to help restore democracy in Cambodia

The following statement is issued while a delegation from the European Union is visiting Cambodia this week, for the second time this year as part of the process of withdrawing duty-free access to EU markets under the EBA agreement. On behalf of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), I would like to express to the European Union – meaning the

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Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Under the leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the only opposition party in parliament, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arbitrarily dissolved in 2017 and its leader, Kem Sokha, arrested. This set the scene for rigged elections in July 2018, with all of the seats in the National Assembly being won by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

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