Court Convicts Opposition Party Leaders in Cambodia

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A Cambodian Court has convicted thirty-six opposition party leaders and activists for allegedly assisting attempts by exiled members of the opposition movement to return to the country.

In the latest mass trial, opposition leader, Sam Rainsy and several former top-ranking officials in his party, as well as supporters of the now banned National Rescue Party, CNRP), were found guilty.

At least 33 of those convicted, including many living in exile after fleeing abroad, were tried in absentia and arrest warrants were issued.

The conspiracy charges related to alleged efforts by the defendants to help opposition leaders, to Cambodia in 2021 to appear as defendants in an earlier mass trial.

Written by: Helen Obih

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