Hun Sen Seeks to Crush Opposition Before Commune Polls
Political show trials reveal charade of Cambodian “democratic dress”
By: Mark Tilly
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has embarked on a scorched-earth policy in advance of upcoming commune elections, with a lapdog court sentencing 19 opposition politicians and activists to between five and 10 years in prison. The sentencing, on March 17, is the second in four mass trials in which more than 150 defendants linked to the Camb…
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