Cambodia’s deadline to respond to EU report falls on Thursday.
The government calls the men key contributors to peace and development in Cambodia.
Hun Sen counters that rights have improved under his rule … since the days of the Khmer Rouge.
Kem Sokha’s legal team had requested that his charges be dropped citing a lack of evidence.
The incident brings to 13 the number of CNRP members assaulted since August.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs says they are involved in treasonous acts.
Many holding the coveted title abuse their power, claiming unfair advantage in business deals or engaging in illegal logging.
The moves comes two days after a ruling that the former political opposition leader must stand trial.
Meanwhile, police in Tbong Khmum province arrest five Chinese nationals for kidnapping and torture.
A rights group accuses police of a ‘double standard’ that only benefits supporters of the ruling party.
Decision comes after opposition leader’s legal team appeals to have all charges dropped.
But he avoids any mention of Trump's insistence on democratic reforms as a condition for better bilateral relations.
Victims gambled on borrowed money, so their lenders detained them demanding their families to repay.
But he fails to mention Trump’s urging that Cambodia now return to ‘the path of democracy.’
Hun Sen says traders will still make money from exports despite higher tariffs.
Activists say a draft law approved earlier this month only recognizes 84 percent of the current border.
A government spokesperson says they include ‘hardliners’ who won’t be forgiven.
The former CNRP chief’s legal team says a two-year probe has produced insufficient evidence against him.
An easing of restrictions on his house arrest and an end to a probe into his case had led some to believe he would be set free.
The home was bought for $550,000 by four of the prime minister’s children, were still in full-time education.
The decision comes after the EU says continued rights violations in Cambodia will lead to the withdrawal of its preferential trade status.
Ongoing case against the two is part of government’s plan to “silence all critical reporting.”
Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered prosecutors across the country to speed up the process of releasing CNRP activists, detained in the run up to Rainsy’s planned homecoming on Nov. 9
Report draws ominous conclusions in areas such as civil, political, labor, social and cultural rights.
But Sam Rainsy said he is now scheduled to leave Malaysia for Indonesia Thursday morning.
Billions are at stake for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, increasing pressure on him to reverse democratic rollbacks.
Ambassador Patrick Murphy calls for an end to the charges against him and reconciliation in Cambodia.
Critics say the measure is a ploy to evade international condemnation and trade pressure.
Rainsy urges followers to "keep up the hope" for his campaign to return to Cambodia.
Despite developments that make entering via Thailand increasingly unlikely, the CNRP says its plans ‘have not changed.’