The weaponisation of the Cambodian justice system must stop

On January 17, I made my second attempt to return to my country, Cambodia, where I have been summoned to stand trial on treason charges. Like the first time I tried to travel back home in 2019, this time, too, the Cambodian authorities refused to issue me a visa. I am one of more than […]

Cambodia begins mass treason trial of opposition activists

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – A Cambodian court on Thursday commenced the first of two mass trials against members and supporters of the country’s outlawed opposition party for allegedly plotting an attack against the government in 2019. Sixty people linked to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) were on trial on Thursday and another 77 […]

Kaavan’s not-so lonely journey to freedom in Cambodia

A global effort helped bring the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ to a new home with 600 other pachyderms. An eight-year struggle for the freedom of a majestic five-tonne Asian elephant finally came to an end as a transport plane flew out Pakistan and into Cambodia to drop him off on Monday. American singer Cher – a […]

Dozens in court as Cambodia puts opposition on trial for treason

121 defendants, all tied to the banned opposition party CNRP, were summoned, but many are already in exile. The treason trial of more than 100 members and backers of Cambodia’s political opposition has started in Phnom Penh, in a case condemned by activists as an attempt by long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen to crush his […]

Khmer Rouge prison commander Duch dies at age of 77

Duch, the former Khmer Rouge commander who oversaw the mass murder of at least 14,000 Cambodians at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, died on Wednesday. He was 77. Kaing Guek Eav, who was better known by his alias Duch, was the first senior member of the Khmer Rouge to face trial for his role in […]