In sham elections in which main opposition party was banned, the Cambodian People’s Party said it now controls all 125 seats in the National Assembly.
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The Cambodian government has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block the websites of 15 independent new outlets, including Voice of America, for two days before and during the country’s election.
The UN has criticized the election as fundamentally flawed because of the legal action against the opposition
Cambodian journalist Aun Pheap was charged with “incitement to commit a felony” over his election coverage
Cambodian opposition members are being watched in case they “form a group” despite constitutional freedoms
Cambodians forbidden from insulting the king under new prolonged assault on civil liberties in the country
Cambodia’s ruling party has launched a swift, ruthless and far-reaching crackdown on all forms of dissent
Human rights groups condemn Thailand for deporting Cambodian woman who fled her country to avoid prosecution
The CNRP, the major opposition party, no longer exists because the nation’s top court dissolved it in November
A campaign is under way to silence opposition figures, NGOs and media outlets refusing to toe the line