Tag: Sam Rainsy

Rampi and Angioli: “Why we will escort Sam Rainsy in Cambodia on the 9th of November”

Rampi and Angioli: “Why we will escort Sam Rainsy in Cambodia on the 9th of November”

After Sam Rainsy, exiled president of the leading party of the Cambodian democratic opposition (Cambodia National Rescue Party, CNRP) and honorary president of the Radical Party, announced his intention to return to Cambodia on Independence Day, the 9th of November, the 34-year-old government led by the former Khmer Rouge Hun Sen set into motion its resources instructing every lawyer, policeman

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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 Cambodian Invasion

China’s Cambodian Invasion

It has long been feared that Cambodia’s growing dependence on China – its largest aid donor, investor, and creditor – would lead to a Chinese military presence in the country. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, those fears are now coming true. Like a gambler reliant on a loan shark, Cambodia has, in recent years, racked up massive,

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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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APHR: Stop Political Harassment of Cambodian Opposition

APHR: Stop Political Harassment of Cambodian Opposition

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights urge the Cambodian government to stop targeting and attacking members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and immediately investigate the death in detention of a former CNRP official. Since Sam Rainsy, the acting leader of the CNRP, announced his plans to return from exile to Cambodia in 2019, the government has intensified a

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The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia

The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia

Despite boasting unrivaled tourist attractions, large stores of natural resources that could be profitably and responsibly exploited, and one of the world’s youngest labor forces the country’s economy is floundering. And, after 34 years of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s dictatorial rule, Cambodians could soon be facing a higher price. On April 4, a group of international buyers’ associations from 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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