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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.

Prime Minister Hun Sen gestures during a speech in Preah Sihanouk province, in this photograph posted to his Facebook page on June 1, 2020.

Hun Sen Vows to Arrest Economic Subversives, Three From CNRP Jailed

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday warned that those stirring up social unrest by calling for borrowers not to repay their debts, apparently alluding to opposition CNRP figure Sam Rainsy and his supporters, would be arrested — the same day a CNRP member was jailed.

Opposition leader Kem Sokha leaves the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in his vehicle on February 12, 2020. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Kem Sokha Grilled About His Former Party’s Merger With Sam Rainsy

Opposition leader Kem Sokha was questioned in court on Wednesday about who initiated discussions to merge his former party with the Sam Rainsy Party, why the parties joined together to form the now-banned CNRP and whether foreigners were involved in its creation.

Siem Reap International Airport on July 11, 2018. (Oliver Dunkley/Creative Commons)

Some Airlines Deny Receiving Government’s Rainsy Warning

Some international airlines said this week that they had not been warned against bringing exiled senior opposition leaders back into the country, seemingly contradicting earlier statements by the Cambodian government.

Sam Rainsy at Paris's Charles De Gaulle Airport on November 7, 2019. (Theirry Buth)

Rainsy Fails to Board Flight to Bangkok

CNRP acting president Sam Rainsy left Paris’s Charles De Gaulle Airport without boarding a flight to Thailand on Thursday, claiming the airline had denied him entry.