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Voeun Veasna, an activist with the court-dissolved CNRP opposition, pictured on a street in Thailand. (Photo from the activist's Facebook page)

Two Opposition Activists Extradited From Thailand

Opposition CNRP activists Voeung Samnang and Voeun Veasna were arrested by Thai authorities in Bangkok this week and handed over to Phnom Penh authorities, confirmed a government official on Thursday.

Navy commander Tea Vinh (Tea Vinh’s Facebook page)

US Ratchets Up Sanctions Pressure on Cambodia

Overnight, the U.S. sanctioned two more Cambodian military figures, announced a review of Cambodia’s trade benefits, and warned U.S. businesses of exposure to rights-abusing, criminal and corrupt Cambodian entities, as the country had made “no meaningful changes” to repeatedly raised concerns.

Pen Chansangkream, a former CNRP district councilor in Phnom Penh, speaks at a protest on August 13, 2020, in a video provided by the CNRP.

Appeal Court Puts CNRP Activist in Line for Imminent Release

The Appeal Court ruled that CNRP activist Pen Chansangkream’s 18-month jail sentence would be reduced to 10 months and 20 days, but that he will remain under probation for three years.

Opposition Activist’s Teenage Son Released From Prison

The boy, released to a throng of journalists and supporters outside Correctional Center 2 on Wednesday morning, knelt down in front of his mother to pay respects before hugging each other and receiving a bouquet of flowers.