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Srey Seath, wife of jailed CNRP activist Su Yean, speaks about her husband’s arrest, in Tbong Khmum province’s Memot district on May 20, 2021. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Fourteen Tbong Khmum Activists Due to Face Trial in a Week

A repeatedly delayed incitement trial for 14 activists in Tbong Khmum province has been scheduled again for next week, with families pleading for movement in the case — but a court spokesman said further potential delays would be up to the discretion of the judge.

Political Petitioners Say Authorities Shoved Them Outside UN Office

Seven women handing a petition to the U.N. human rights office for the release of their jailed activist family members say they were surrounded by 30 to 40 officers, shoved into a flower bed, and told their small gathering required prior permission.

Srey Seath, wife of jailed CNRP activist Su Yean, speaks about her husband’s arrest, in Tbong Khmum province’s Memot district on May 20, 2021. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Opposition Spirit Down, but Not Out, in Tbong Khmum

Tbong Khmum, the nation’s youngest province, has faced a sharp crackdown against opposition supporters in the last several months, with at least nine activists in jail. But family members of imprisoned CNRP supporters say they will not be silenced.

CNRP co-founder Kem Sokha, center, and GDP co-founder Yang Saing Koma, right, during a visit to a farm in Pursat province in November 2020, in this photograph posted to Saing Koma's Twitter page.

Time to Find New Way Forward in Politics, Defectors, Minor Parties Say

After three years without a viable political opposition, politicians who stand apart or have broken from the outlawed main opposition party say the old vehicle of the CNRP should be left aside to give people with grievances a chance to participate in politics again.

Kem Sokha plants a tree at Wat Pothivong in Prey Veng province’s Svay Antor commune on August 29, 2020, in this photograph posted to his Facebook page.

Kem Sokha on Tour: Goodwill Trips or ‘a Way to Do Politics’?

The leader of the outlawed opposition CNRP has been traversing the nation on what he and his lawyers say amount to goodwill excursions. But is Kem Sokha testing the boundaries of his bail conditions — and Cambodia’s political floodwaters?