The government claims he committed treason. Now promising opposition leader Kem Sokha faces a 15-year prison sentence.
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha at a Buddhist ceremony in March Photo: ap
Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha has been in custody in a provincial prison since Sunday. The 64-year-old head of the opposition National Salvation Party of Cambodia (CNRP) has plotted to overthrow the government together with the U.S., Prime Minister Hun Sen claims. Cambodia’s generals applauded the prime minister in addresses of surrender.