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Cambodia - October 2022

Hun Sen’s crackdown continues

Prime Minister Hun Sen continued his legal harassment of all domestic political opposition, including the issuing of fines, lengthy sentences, and public threats. Observers credit the long-running crackdown as an attempt by Sen to sideline all opposition before handing over the prime minister’s office to his son, possibly as soon as next year’s elections. Sen has also expanded his efforts beyond Cambodia’s borders, unsuccessfully suing opposition leader Sam Rainsy in a French court. 

Sources: The Diplomat (1), The Diplomat (2), Radio Free Asia, Al Jazeera 

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