March 2, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy lost his final appeal to the Cambodian Supreme Court on Wednesday for charges of intentionally destroying posts marking the border between Cambodia and Vietnam and inciting racial discrimination through that act. The ruling upheld the conviction in absentia ...[read more]
October 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 21, 2009, the Cambodian National Assembly voted 76-25 to approve legislation banning demonstrations of more than 200 people. The legislation also banned any gathering inside or outside the gates of factories or government buildings, and would require groups to obtain permission for ...[read more]
September 23, 2010
by Drew Singer
A Cambodian court on Thursday sentenced opposition leader Sam Rainsy in absentia to 10 years in prison following his conviction on charges of forging and disseminating a false map of the Cambodia-Vietnam border on his political party's website. The map posted on the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) website ...[read more]
March 11, 2010
by Bhargav Katikaneni
The Cambodian parliament passed a controversial anti-corruption bill Wednesday meant to further transparency in government while opposition parties staged a walkout, saying the new law would stifle criticism and foster corruption. The law will create a national anti-corruption council to oversee ...[read more]
February 27, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was accused in a new lawsuit filed Friday in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court by the Cambodian government of forging and then disseminating a false map of the Cambodia-Vietnam border on his political party's website. The map posted on the Sam Rainsy Party (SR... ...[read more]
January 29, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called the closed door trial of Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy and two others a farce, saying the ruling demonstrates the government's control over the country's judiciary. Rainsy was convicted Wednesday, in absentia, of inciting ra... ...[read more]
October 22, 2009
by Megan McKee
The Cambodian National Assembly approved legislation Wednesday banning demonstrations of more than 200 people. The bill, which passed Cambodia's lower house by a vote of 76-25, would also ban any gathering inside or outside the gates of factories or government buildings, and would require groups... ...[read more]
August 4, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Cambodian court ruled Tuesday that opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua is guilty of defaming Prime Minister Hun Sen, ordering her to pay nearly USD $4000 in fines and restitution. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court found that Sochua, a member of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party, had defamed Hun Sen when ...[read more]
February 10, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
After receiving a royal pardon, Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy returned home to Cambodia Friday after a year of self-imposed exile in France. Sam Rainsy had fled to France after his parliamentary immunity was revoked for accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of trying to kill him in 1997. He ...[read more]
February 3, 2006
by Cathy J. Potter
Responding to a petition from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni reduced the jail term of opposition politician Cheam Channy from seven years to three, officials said Friday. Cheam Channy, a member of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party (SRP), was arrested in early... ...[read more]

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