Exiled CNRP leaders will attempt another return to attend court trials

A former CNRP councilor arrives at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 26, where more than 130 party officials and supporters are being tried for “incitement” and “plotting.” Panha Chhorpoan

Former senior opposition members said they will return to Cambodia on January 4, 2021, to attend trial hearings for alleged crimes involving them, the second attempt to enter the country after a failed effort in November 2019.

Defendants deny complicity in mass trial against CNRP officials, supporters

Rights advocate and lawyer Seng Theary arrives at a Phnom Penh court on Thursday, where more than 130 people linked to the CNRP were being tried for plotting and incitement. Panha Chhorpoan

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday began the trial of more than 130 former Cambodia National Rescue Party members and supporters on incitement and plotting charges, a case linked to their support of the unsuccessful return attempt by Sam Rainsy in 2019.

As persecution of former CNRP members escalates, chances of resurrection diminish

Phnom Penh police officials plaster court summons for former CNRP members at the party headquarters earlier this month for hearings that will be conducted on November 26. Panha Chhorpoan

The Cambodia National Rescue Party has been dissolved for nearly 1,100 days, after the Supreme Court in 2017 ruled that the party had attempted to overthrow the Cambodian People’s Party government, resulting in the removal of any electoral threat to the ruling party. Since then, a conservative estimate of arrests, charges, detentions and summons against […]

CNRP-linked families blocked from petitioning the Royal Palace

District security guards block family members of former CNRP officials from submitting a petition on Friday to King Norodom Sihamoni. Panha Chhorpoan

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Family members of former opposition officials were prevented from petitioning King Norodom Sihamoni requesting the release of their jailed family members, including four people arrested outside the Chinese Embassy during a Paris Peace Agreement day protest.

Awaiting trial, former CNRP officials live in fear of arrest

The slight rain that was falling on the morning of October 14 wasn’t enough to stop Nut Pich from making his mandatory monthly appearance at the police station after he was arrested in August 2019 and charged with incitement for plotting.