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Former Cambodian Opposition Leader Granted Bail

Former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, who faces controversial treason charges, has been released on bail due to poor health and following an international outcry, but will remain under house arrest. Kem Sokha is the highest-profile of almost two dozen activists, journalists and academics jailed in the lead-up to the July election, most of whom have either been released on bail or pardoned in recent weeks after the ruling party won every seat in the National Assembly. Outside of his residence in Phnom Penh Monday, Kem Sokha’s lawyer Meng Sopheary said the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader’s release came with court imposed obligations - which will severely restrict his movement and who he can meet with. “He can not come out to meet you, but he would like to thank all of you for coming here to support him,” she told reporters. Late last month, Kem Sokha’s bail...

 

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