Jonathan Head in BBC … Aljezeera … HRW … WP NADA NYT?
The U.S. Department of State …
“The United States is deeply troubled by the conviction and 27-year sentence of respected Cambodian political leader Kem Sokha. The multi-year process to silence him, based on a politically-motivated charge, is unjust and profoundly diminishes the Kingdom of Cambodia’s standing in the international community. The United States has consistently called on the Cambodian government to respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Kem Sokha and all people of Cambodia.”
USAID Announces Partnerships to Propel Economic Growth in Cambodia February 7, 2023
Until there are financial and diplomatic consequences the one party state of Prime Minister Hun Sen will continue to deprive opposition parties of their political rights.
The flagship democracy event of the U.S. is the upcoming Summit for Democracy II in Costa Rica on March 29-30.
The Kingdom of Cambodia, at least, has not been invited. The repression and arrest of opposition leaders in Cambodia and elsewhere, e.g. Tunisia, should be on the agenda as much fabricated internet stories and promoting youth groups.
It is a question. Will the S4D address opposition and voter political rights as well as celebrate democracy promotion?