Ahead of a crucial court ruling, the opposition demanded “immediate and unconditional release” of their leader, who faces charges of treason.
Prak Chan Thul
The Kem Sokha led CNRP remains undeterred in the face of the ban threat by PM Hun Sen, confirming its participation in the 2018 national election.
PM Hun Sen has threatened dissolution of the CNRP after its members boycotted a parliamentary vote to prosecute Kem Sokha, their leader, charged with treason.
Kem Ley, 46, was shot in Phnom Penh in broad daylight last year and his death drew tens of thousands of protesters onto the streets.
Political tension is growing between Hun Sen and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, which wants to take on the prime minister in local elections in 2017 and a general election in 2018.