Former opposition members convicted for criticising COVID-19 response

A police officer walks in fron of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, picture taken on July 27, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Seven former party members and activists of the outlawed opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have been sentenced to 18 months in prison on incitement charges over social media posts criticizing the government leadership over deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.