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Hun Sen on December 15, 2022 (Hun Sen's Facebook page).

Protesters in Brussels Demand Human Rights as Hun Sen Pushes Free Trade

Prime Minister Hun Sen said politics and human rights should not get in the way of an Asean-E.U. free trade deal as at least 100 Cambodian protesters demonstrated in Brussels upon his visit and demanded the release of political prisoners and the protection of human rights.

A truck carrying defendants from a CNRP mass trial leaves Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 3, 2022. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Sochua Mass Trial Moves to Closing Arguments

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court is trying 38 defendants — one of whom is on bail — linked to the disbanded Cambodia National Rescue Party for supporting the unsuccessful attempt by Mu Sochua to return to the country to face trial in 2021.

Kong Mas, a former CNRP official in Svay Rieng, in a photo posted to his Facebook page.

Mass Trial Defendant Denies He Is Subject of Phone Taps

A Phnom Penh court judge presiding over a mass trial said she had matched a defendant’s voice to a phone tap just by listening to their testimony in court, a claim challenged by the former CNRP official.

Five Years on, Cambodian Opposition Faces Familiar Plight

The parallels to 2017’s “death of democracy” have been striking as Prime Minister Hun Sen threatens to dissolve Cambodia’s largest opposition party, leaving Candlelight leaders to grapple with what — if anything — they can do about it.