Cambodia to free greater than 70 opposition activists on bail

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FILE PHOTO: Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen attends an ASEAN leaders summit with United Nations Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres, in Bangkok, Thailand November three, 2019. Information/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photograph

PHNOM PENH (Information) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the discharge on bail of greater than 70 opposition activists arrested in latest weeks and accused of plotting to overthrow the federal government, he mentioned on Thursday.

Hun Sen, who has dominated Cambodia for greater than 34 years, has been underneath rising worldwide strain to enhance his human rights report, with the European Union threatening the withdrawal of necessary commerce advantages.

“There are over 70 folks, please hurry up work on this case in order that these brothers could be launched on bail,” Hun Sen mentioned in a speech at a brand new cement manufacturing unit within the southern province of Kampot.

Reporting by Prak Chan Thul; Writing by Matthew Tostevin; Modifying by Clarence Fernandez