Cambodia News: Kem Sokha

U.S. calls for release of political activists held in Cambodia - Reuters

U.S. calls for release of political activists held in Cambodia  Reuters

The United States expressed concern on Wednesday over the detention of political activists in Cambodia and called on the government to lift restrictions on the ...

18 Sep 2019 | 2:00 pm

Cambodian Court Issues Second Warrant to Arrest Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy - Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Court Issues Second Warrant to Arrest Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy  Radio Free Asia

A court in Cambodia has issued a new warrant for the arrest of acting president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy ...

17 Sep 2019 | 4:55 pm

Sokha's supporters slam Rainsy for insulting King - Khmer Times

Sokha's supporters slam Rainsy for insulting King  Khmer Times

Supporters of Kem Sokha slam Rainsy over defamatory comments against the King.

16 Sep 2019 | 2:09 pm

Cambodia arrests more opposition activists over alleged plots - Reuters

Cambodia arrests more opposition activists over alleged plots  Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian authorities arrested six political activists over the weekend for alleged plots to rally in support of former opposition ...

16 Sep 2019 | 5:28 am

The parochial illusion of Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

The parochial illusion of Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

Extremist figures have long dotted the landscape of Cambodian politics. One of them in contemporary Cambodia is Sam Rainsy, a master illusionist who thrives ...

15 Sep 2019 | 2:24 pm

Cambodian Court Charges Acting Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy With ‘Insulting The King’ - Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Court Charges Acting Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy With ‘Insulting The King’  Radio Free Asia

A court in Cambodia on Friday charged acting president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy with “insulting the King ...

13 Sep 2019 | 5:05 pm

Lawyer for Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Disputes Government Claim of ‘Release’ - Radio Free Asia

Lawyer for Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Disputes Government Claim of ‘Release’  Radio Free Asia

A lawyer for arrested Cambodian opposition chief Kem Sokha on Wednesday rejected government claims this week that his transfer by authorities from prison to ...

11 Sep 2019 | 5:21 pm

Annual report to UNHRC calls for 'release of Sokha' - The Phnom Penh Post

Annual report to UNHRC calls for 'release of Sokha'  The Phnom Penh Post

Rhona Smith, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia mentioned the release of Kem Sokha, the president of the Supreme ...

10 Sep 2019 | 12:54 pm

Will Sam Rainsy's Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else? - The Diplomat

Will Sam Rainsy's Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else?  The Diplomat

In about nine weeks, Cambodia opposition figure Sam Rainsy will presumably return to his country, along with other exiled CNRP politicians, after spending the ...

10 Sep 2019 | 12:08 pm

State Department Calls for Cambodian Opposition Leader’s Release From House Arrest - Radio Free Asia

State Department Calls for Cambodian Opposition Leader’s Release From House Arrest  Radio Free Asia

The United States called for the immediate release of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha Tuesday in a statement issued one week after the second ...

10 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

Human Rights questions Cambodia over harassment of activists - ASEAN Economist

Human Rights questions Cambodia over harassment of activists  ASEAN Economist

THE United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) has hit out at Cambodia for the harassment of some 100 activists and detention of more than 20.

10 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

What's Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia's Opposition? - The Diplomat

What's Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia's Opposition?  The Diplomat

On September 2, 2017, the Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha was awoken around midnight to the sound of the police battering on his doors. Hauled in ...

4 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Marks Second Year of Detention With Rare Message to Supporters - Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Marks Second Year of Detention With Rare Message to Supporters  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia's opposition chief Kem Sokha has vowed not to “treat my supporters as shields” and urged them to adhere to the principles of nonviolence in a ...

3 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

Two years on, Cambodia opposition leader held without trial - CNA

Two years on, Cambodia opposition leader held without trial  CNA

FILE PHOTO: Supporters of Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), stand outside the Appeal Court during a bail hearing for the ...

2 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

Calls made for Sokha's release on anniversary - The Phnom Penh Post

Calls made for Sokha's release on anniversary  The Phnom Penh Post

On the eve of the second anniversary of Kem Sokha's arrest, a lawyer for the president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party has ...

1 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown - Al Jazeera English

Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown  Al Jazeera English

Rights group calls for dropping of charges and release of Nuth Pich, a member of the dissolved opposition party.

22 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

GDP urges release of Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

GDP urges release of Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has urged the government to strengthen respect for human rights to avoid pressure from the international community, ...

12 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha Charges to Remain Barring ‘New and Convincing Evidence’: Cambodia Justice Ministry - Radio Free Asia

Kem Sokha Charges to Remain Barring ‘New and Convincing Evidence’: Cambodia Justice Ministry  Radio Free Asia

Treason charges against opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Kem Sokha will not be dropped unless his legal team produces “new ...

8 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

CNRP Chief Kem Sokha Breaks Silence in Message to Supporters Marking Birthday in Captivity - The Cambodia Daily

CNRP Chief Kem Sokha Breaks Silence in Message to Supporters Marking Birthday in Captivity  The Cambodia Daily

In a rare public message while under house arrest, opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha on Thursday thanked supporters ...

29 Jun 2019 | 3:00 am

CNRP deputy claims MEPs to accompany Rainsy's return - The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP deputy claims MEPs to accompany Rainsy's return  The Phnom Penh Post

Mu Sochua, the deputy president of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), has claimed that at least six Members of the European Parliament ...

28 Jun 2019 | 3:00 am

Footage shows division between Rainsy, Sokha - Khmer Times

Footage shows division between Rainsy, Sokha  Khmer Times

Video footage apparently showing a WhatsApp conversation between Rainsy and Ry.

27 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Gov't unconcerned by Kem Sokha 'release' bill tabled in US Senate - The Phnom Penh Post

Gov't unconcerned by Kem Sokha 'release' bill tabled in US Senate  The Phnom Penh Post

The government was unconcerned by a bill put to the US Senate last week that demands the “release” of Kem Sokha, the president of the Supreme ...

23 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's opposition faces renewed crackdown amid China shift - Al Jazeera English

Cambodia's opposition faces renewed crackdown amid China shift  Al Jazeera English

With senior leaders jailed or exiled, local and regional supporters of opposition report attacks and harassment.

19 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Why Hun Sen still fears jailed rival Kem Sokha | Article - Asia Times

Why Hun Sen still fears jailed rival Kem Sokha | Article  Asia Times

There are only two likely reasons why Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been held in detention without trial for almost 19 months on treason ...

9 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha's lawyers request case be closed - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's lawyers request case be closed  The Phnom Penh Post

Chan Chen, a lawyer for Kem Sokha, who is currently on bail awaiting trial for treason, told local media on Sunday that his client's legal team will request that the ...

7 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Why Suu Kyi didn't visit Kem Sokha | Opinion - Asia Times

Why Suu Kyi didn't visit Kem Sokha | Opinion  Asia Times

A story by Andrew Nachemson published in the South China Morning Post on April 30 provides a comprehensive summary of Aung San Suu Kyi's first state visit ...

2 May 2019 | 3:00 am

UN Expert Meets Cambodia Justice Minister, Says Kem Sokha’s Detention is Problematic - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Expert Meets Cambodia Justice Minister, Says Kem Sokha’s Detention is Problematic  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith, as part of her 11-day visit to the country, met Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana to discuss ...

2 May 2019 | 3:00 am

UN Expert Says She Should Have Access to Cambodia Opposition Leader - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Expert Says She Should Have Access to Cambodia Opposition Leader  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith expressed her regret Tuesday that she had been refused permission by Cambodia's ...

30 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

UN Expert Denied Access to Detained Cambodia Opposition Leader - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Expert Denied Access to Detained Cambodia Opposition Leader  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith again has been refused permission by Cambodia's government to meet and speak with ...

25 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

HRW Calls for Cambodia to Release Opposition Leader From House Arrest - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

HRW Calls for Cambodia to Release Opposition Leader From House Arrest  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia drew *fresh* criticism this week from both a major human rights organization and the leaders of several trade organizations over Prime Minister Hun ...

5 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader From House Arrest - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader From House Arrest  Human Rights Watch

Cambodian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release opposition party leader Kem Sokha from house arrest and drop the politically motivated ...

4 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodian Court Denies Request to Drop Charges Against Detained Opposition Chief Kem Sokha - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian Court Denies Request to Drop Charges Against Detained Opposition Chief Kem Sokha  The Cambodia Daily

A court in Cambodia has refused to drop “treason” charges against opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief Kem Sokha citing an ongoing ...

28 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

PP judge rejects request to drop Kem Sokha charges - The Phnom Penh Post

PP judge rejects request to drop Kem Sokha charges  The Phnom Penh Post

Lawyers for Kem Sokha, the president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), revealed on Tuesday that a Phnom Penh ...

27 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy - The Diplomat

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy  The Diplomat

On March 30, 1997, four grenades were thrown into a crowd gathered in Phnom Penh to support rising political star Sam Rainsy. At least 16 people were killed ...

27 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

Exiled Cambodian Opposition Leaders Are Indicted as Prime Minister Tightens Grip - The New York Times

Exiled Cambodian Opposition Leaders Are Indicted as Prime Minister Tightens Grip  The New York Times

BANGKOK — A Cambodian court has issued arrest warrants for eight opposition leaders who fled abroad for safety but say they are now trying to return.

19 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia: the case for freeing Kem Sokha | Article - Asia Times

Cambodia: the case for freeing Kem Sokha | Article  Asia Times

US and EU are calling for the opposition leader's release after 18 months in detention but it's not clear yet the government is listening.

7 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia: No Release for Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - Voice of America

Cambodia: No Release for Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  Voice of America

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has spent more than 18 month in detention as of Sunday, with other opposition leaders decrying his case as politically ...

5 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodian PM Hun Sen Says No Release For Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian PM Hun Sen Says No Release For Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that opposition leader Kem Sokha will not be released from detention despite hitting the 18-month ...

5 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

Rainsy loses Sokha bet, analysts keep guessing - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy loses Sokha bet, analysts keep guessing  The Phnom Penh Post

As the March 3 deadline passed on Sunday, Sam Rainsy lost his wager with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Kem Sokha's legal situation. And analysts are predicting ...

4 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

Sokha lawyers deny working for Hun Sen - The Phnom Penh Post

Sokha lawyers deny working for Hun Sen  The Phnom Penh Post

The legal team of Kem Sokha, the president of the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Wednesday complained of being attacked by ...

22 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

US, Cambodia in War of Words Over Detained Opposition Leader - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

US, Cambodia in War of Words Over Detained Opposition Leader  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

In a Facebook posting, the US embassy in Phnom Penh calls CNRP leader Kem Sokha an innocent man held on unjust charges.

19 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

Embassy slammed over Kem Sokha comment - Khmer Times

Embassy slammed over Kem Sokha comment  Khmer Times

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday rebuked the United States embassy for saying former opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested unjustly and noted ...

18 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

Will Sam Rainsy Make His Last Stand in Cambodia? - The Diplomat

Will Sam Rainsy Make His Last Stand in Cambodia?  The Diplomat

Last November, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen agreed to a wager with the exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy. Broadly speaking, the understanding was ...

15 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

PM taunts Rainsy over Sokha release using lyrics - The Phnom Penh Post

PM taunts Rainsy over Sokha release using lyrics  The Phnom Penh Post

WIth just 20 days to go until the end of a timeframe used in a wager by Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “acting president” Sam Rainsy to release party ...

11 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodians in US to Protest Lack of Detente With Opposition - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodians in US to Protest Lack of Detente With Opposition  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The demonstration is being organized by a CNRP offshoot, the Cambodia National Rescue Movement, which was founded by the CNRP's former president Sam ...

19 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

Can Cambodia's Decimated Political Opposition Survive a Leadership Struggle? - World Politics Review

Can Cambodia's Decimated Political Opposition Survive a Leadership Struggle?  World Politics Review

Factional divisions within Cambodia’s banned opposition party came to the surface in December, pitting its two most prominent figures in a battle for ...

16 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha's treason case continues - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha's treason case continues  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has denied a plea from lawyers representing Kem Sokha for his treason charges to be dropped.

7 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha calls for political maturity - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha calls for political maturity  Khmer Times

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha has called on all politicians to cease using immoral tactics in the political arena in 2019.

1 Jan 2019 | 3:00 am

Detained Opposition Chief Calls For ‘Genuine Reconciliation’ in Cambodia on Eve of New Year - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Detained Opposition Chief Calls For ‘Genuine Reconciliation’ in Cambodia on Eve of New Year  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The leader of Cambodia's now-dissolved opposition party called for “genuine reconciliation” amid a political stalemate in the Southeast Asian nation in a ...

31 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodian Lawmakers OK Measure to Ease Political Ban - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodian Lawmakers OK Measure to Ease Political Ban  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia's Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians to be lifted.The action ...

13 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's Opposition Begins to Crack - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's Opposition Begins to Crack  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's merged opposition party teeters on the edge of a damaging split after its self-exiled former leader Sam Rainsy said that he had seized back the party ...

13 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban - Al Jazeera English

Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban  Al Jazeera English

Self-exiled cofounder calls government decision a political maneuver but others see it as sign of genuine improvement.

13 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha will 'not be eligible' for reinstatement of rights - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha will 'not be eligible' for reinstatement of rights  The Phnom Penh Post

Senior government officials said on Thursday that regardless of whether a proposed amendment to the law is passed, former opposition leader Kem Sokha will ...

7 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears' - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears'  The Phnom Penh Post

The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia ...

5 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Sam Rainsy named 'acting president' in 'Kem Sokha absence' - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy named 'acting president' in 'Kem Sokha absence'  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy was nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as the curtain fell on the two-day international conference the ...

4 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha distances himself from 'Rainsy's' US event - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha distances himself from 'Rainsy's' US event  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha on Sunday further distanced himself from an international conference held in the US by ...

3 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

CNRP- USA against World Conference - Khmer Times

CNRP- USA against World Conference  Khmer Times

The CNRP-USA (Cambodia National Rescue Party of the United States of America) fully backs former opposition leader Kem Sokha's decision to not support the ...

1 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha 'denounces' CNRP's US conference - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha 'denounces' CNRP's US conference  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha has “denounced” a “so-called party conference” to be held in the US over the weekend, ...

28 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

'Terrorist' Serey to 'halt activities' and form party if Kem Sokha 'released' - The Phnom Penh Post

'Terrorist' Serey to 'halt activities' and form party if Kem Sokha 'released'  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Serey, the leader of the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF), who is accused by authorities of being an armed rebel leader against the government of ...

27 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

Sokha opposes CNRP conference - Khmer Times

Sokha opposes CNRP conference  Khmer Times

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha has told his lawyers that he does not support the CNRP World Conference to be held this weekend in the state of Georgia ...

27 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's beleaguered opposition and the fight for democracy - Al Jazeera English

Cambodia's beleaguered opposition and the fight for democracy  Al Jazeera English

Today, the country is effectively a one-party dictatorship with the opposition party scattered across the world.

18 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha's brother rises through ministry - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha's brother rises through ministry  Khmer Times

KEM Sokhon, brother of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, has been appointed secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce.

14 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

Hun Sen to 'step down' if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen to 'step down' if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals ...

12 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

High stakes in Hun Sen/Sam Rainsy wager - Khmer Times

High stakes in Hun Sen/Sam Rainsy wager  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen has responded to Sam Rainsy's dare, and accepted the wager concerning the release of Kem Sokha, who is under court supervision.

10 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Admits ‘He Is The Court’ by Accepting Wager: Sam Rainsy - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Admits ‘He Is The Court’ by Accepting Wager: Sam Rainsy  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has implicitly admitted to controlling the country's courts by saying that Kem Sokha, the head of the now-dissolved ...

9 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Plan to Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Plan to Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen denied on Wednesday he has plans to free opposition leader Kem Sokha, rejecting comments made on Facebook by ...

7 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

'Court to decide Kem Sokha fate' - The Phnom Penh Post

'Court to decide Kem Sokha fate'  The Phnom Penh Post

A senior government official said on Sunday that former opposition party leader Kem Sokha, who is currently under home detention on “treason” charges, would ...

5 Nov 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha seeks treatment overseas - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha seeks treatment overseas  Khmer Times

A lawyer for former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is currently on bail as his treason case progresses, has called on Phnom Penh Municipal Court to ...

18 Oct 2018 | 3:00 am

Police deploy 566 officers to 'protect' Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Police deploy 566 officers to 'protect' Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

More than 560 policemen have been deployed to protect detained opposition leader Kem Sokha – a move defended as necessary to deter “social chaos” but ...

26 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Taskforce guards Kem Sokha's home - Khmer Times

Taskforce guards Kem Sokha's home  Khmer Times

A taskforce has been created to guard former opposition leader Kem Sokha who was released on bail earlier this month.

25 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha situation confounds - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha situation confounds  The Phnom Penh Post

Is it house arrest or not? That's the question dividing the Kingdom's legal experts and politicians, with little agreement other than this – being outside a ...

21 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha not under house arrest - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha not under house arrest  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Court has issued a statement saying that former opposition leader Kem Sokha is currently under court supervision.

21 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Hun Sen frees opposition leader Kem Sokha, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Hun Sen frees opposition leader Kem Sokha, SE Asia News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

PHNOM PENH • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen batted down speculation yesterday that he caved in to international pressure after an opposition leader ...

20 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Questions remain over Kem Sokha's bail - The Phnom Penh Post

Questions remain over Kem Sokha's bail  The Phnom Penh Post

Legal experts on Monday expressed mixed views on the duration of former opposition leader Kem Sokha's alleged house arrest. In the meantime, the European ...

18 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Are Cambodian political prisoners being released to placate the West? - DW (English)

Are Cambodian political prisoners being released to placate the West?  DW (English)

Many Cambodian political prisoners have been released recently as the EU considers a resolution condemning the country's slide into authoritarianism.

17 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

EU to Cambodia: drop Kem Sokha's charges - Khmer Times

EU to Cambodia: drop Kem Sokha's charges  Khmer Times

The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, Sept. 13, requested that all charges against former opposition leader Kem Sokha be dropped. It did find his recent ...

15 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha Release ‘Not Enough’: Congressman - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Kem Sokha Release ‘Not Enough’: Congressman  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Kem Sokha is now placed under house arrest and is still denied access to his former colleagues at the Cambodia National Rescue Party, which was banned in ...

13 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia releases opposition leader Kem Sokha on bail - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia releases opposition leader Kem Sokha on bail  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been unexpectedly released from prison where he was awaiting trial on charges of treason. Mr Sokha has been ...

11 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha released from Prison to home detention - Asian Tribune

Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha released from Prison to home detention  Asian Tribune

The former leader of a disbanded Cambodian opposition party was released from jail and placed on house arrest on 10th September, Monday – three days ...

11 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha, In His Own Words - The Cambodia Daily

Kem Sokha, In His Own Words  The Cambodia Daily

The following text tells the life story of Kem Sokha, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party until it was dissolved last year, in his own words.

11 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia: opposition leader Kem Sokha released from prison - The Guardian

Cambodia: opposition leader Kem Sokha released from prison  The Guardian

Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party was accused of treason after government crackdown on critics.

10 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha: Jailed for standing up to Cambodia's strongman - BBC News

Kem Sokha: Jailed for standing up to Cambodia's strongman  BBC News

Kem Sokha could have led the opposition to victory in Cambodia but a year after his arrest, remains in jail.

4 Sep 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Vows to Keep Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Jailed, Despite Recent Leniency - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Vows to Keep Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Jailed, Despite Recent Leniency  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday vowed to keep opposition chief Kem Sokha behind bars despite a recent spate of clemency for members of ...

29 Aug 2018 | 3:00 am

Detention hearing set by court for Kem Sokha - Khmer Times

Detention hearing set by court for Kem Sokha  Khmer Times

A hearing on former opposition president Kem Sokha's continued detention on treason charges will be held on Thursday in Tboung Khmum province's Trapeang ...

27 Aug 2018 | 3:00 am

Jailed for a Year, Cambodian Opposition Leader Is Denied Bail - The New York Times

Jailed for a Year, Cambodian Opposition Leader Is Denied Bail  The New York Times

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia's imprisoned opposition leader was denied bail by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, disappointing supporters who ...

22 Aug 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  Human Rights Watch

Cambodian authorities should drop all charges and immediately release the opposition leader Kem Sokha.

21 Aug 2018 | 3:00 am

Online campaign begins to free Kem Sokha - Khmer Times

Online campaign begins to free Kem Sokha  Khmer Times

Former opposition members have launched a Facebook campaign for the release of Kem Sokha, who remains jailed on treason charges and is due to appear ...

8 Aug 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha lawyer hopeful of bail at next hearing - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha lawyer hopeful of bail at next hearing  The Phnom Penh Post

A political analyst has claimed that former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha will get bail later this month – once the ruling ...

3 Aug 2018 | 3:00 am

'The Election Is a Sham': A Q&A With Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Monovithya - The Nation.

'The Election Is a Sham': A Q&A With Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Monovithya  The Nation.

Cambodians head to the polls on July 29, but there is no viable opposition left on the ballot.

26 Jul 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's Supreme Court rejects bail for detained opposition leader - Reuters

Cambodia's Supreme Court rejects bail for detained opposition leader  Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for bail by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, following his arrest last ...

7 May 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha's pre-trial detention extended by six months - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's pre-trial detention extended by six months  The Phnom Penh Post

Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha may not face trial until after the July elections, after a Phnom Penh Municipal Court decision on Monday to extend his ...

5 Mar 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodian Court Denies Bail for Ailing Opposition Leader - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodian Court Denies Bail for Ailing Opposition Leader  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

A Cambodian court Thursday rejected a plea for bail by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, following his arrest last year on charges of seeking to overthrow ...

1 Feb 2018 | 3:00 am

Jailed Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha calls for 'free and fair' elections - DW (English)

Jailed Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha calls for 'free and fair' elections  DW (English)

The leader of the dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party made the call in a New Year's message read out by his daughter in a Facebook video.

1 Jan 2018 | 3:00 am

Kem Sokha to Be Questioned by Judge in Remote Prison - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Kem Sokha to Be Questioned by Judge in Remote Prison  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The court has also summoned Kem Sokha's lawyers to attend the questioning, scheduled for November 24.

10 Nov 2017 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's high court orders opposition leader jailed - DW (English)

Cambodia's high court orders opposition leader jailed  DW (English)

The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that Kem Sokha remain jailed on treason charges. Authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen has launched a ...

31 Oct 2017 | 3:00 am

'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader - NPR

'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader  NPR

"Fear is something constant," says Monovithya Kem, the daughter of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha. "I can say that although we have always faced a ...

17 Oct 2017 | 3:00 am

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Loses Immunity in Treason Case - The New York Times

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Loses Immunity in Treason Case  The New York Times

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Lawmakers voted on Monday to approve the prosecution of Cambodia's opposition leader on charges he committed treason in ...

11 Sep 2017 | 3:00 am

Why the Cambodian government arrested our father in the middle of the night - The Washington Post

Why the Cambodian government arrested our father in the middle of the night  The Washington Post

A grass-roots movement is building democracy from below -- and that terrifies the government in Phnom Penh.

7 Sep 2017 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's opposition leader charged with treason - The Guardian

Cambodia's opposition leader charged with treason  The Guardian

Kem Sokha accused of conspiring with US to topple the government in charges his party say are politically motivated.

5 Sep 2017 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha 'arrested for treason' - The Independent

Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha 'arrested for treason'  The Independent

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been arrested in the capital Phnom Penh on suspicion of treason, according to the government. The arrest marks ...

2 Sep 2017 | 3:00 am