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The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on August 18, 2021 (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Seven CNRP Members Convicted for Covid-19 Posts From March 2020

A Phnom Penh court has convicted and sentenced seven former opposition activists in absentia for Facebook posts accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of hiding Covid-19 deaths in 2020 and other posts about his time as a former Khmer Rouge district commander.

Bundles of longan in a market (Wikimedia Commons)

Jailed Longan Farmer’s Mother Says His Critiques Were True

The mother of a longan farmer who was imprisoned for criticizing the government’s procurement procedures said her son should not have been arrested or charged with incitement because his comments were a true reflection of the situation.

Provincial officials and frontline workers wait in a tent for 3rd vaccine doses ahead of the border reopening, in a photo posted to the Banteay Meanchey Administration's Facebook page on August 9, 2021.

Thousands Pour Back Through Reopened Thai Border

Cambodian returnees from Thailand have surged since the reopening of borders on Friday, local officials said, with migrants trucked in from checkpoints to expanded quarantine centers.

Migrant workers wait at a border checkpoint while military trucks pass in a photo posted to the Banteay Meanchey provincial administration's Facebook page on August 13, 2021.

Hundreds of Migrants Return as Thai Border Reopens

Hundreds of migrant workers poured back into the country on Friday as its borders to Covid-19-hit Thailand reopened, and the flow is expected to continue in the coming days as many Cambodians face difficulties in the neighboring country.