Kem Ley
CNRP co-founder Sam Rainsy announces a ‘campaign to end impunity’ in a still from a video posted on his Facebook page on July 10, 2020.

Outlawed CNRP Launches Petition Calling for Investigations of Killings

An online petition launched on Tuesday by the outlawed main opposition party calling for investigations into extrajudicial killings in Cambodia, and foreign visa sanctions and the freezing of assets of Prime Minister Hun Sen and others has gained more than 400 signers, with goals of half a million signatories.

Activist Kung Raiya upon his release on bail from Prey Sar prison in Phnom Penh on November 29, 2019, with his wife holding their daughter (Supplied)

Activist Kung Raiya Released on Bail

Dissident Kung Raiya, who faces up to two years in prison on charges related to his printing of T-shirts with murdered political analyst Kem Ley’s image and words, will be released on bail, a court spokesman and his lawyer said on Friday.

Australian opposition MP, Julian Hill (far right), at a ceremony marking the anniversary of Kem Ley's death. (MP Julian Hill's Facebook page)

Australian MP Renews Call for Sanctions Over Kem Ley

Australia should impose targeted sanctions on Cambodia if it refuses to undertake an independent inquiry into the suspected assassination of political commentator Kem Ley, an Australian opposition MP, Julian Hill, said over the weekend.

Activist Kung Raiya outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, in this file photo. (Khan Leakhena/VOD)

Kung Raiya Charged Over Kem Ley T-Shirt

UPDATED 7:22 p.m. — The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged activist Kung Raiya with incitement to commit a felony today for printing T-shirts with murdered political analyst Kem Ley’s image and words.