Long-serving Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday inaugurated a monument marking the 1998 end of the threat from the communist Khmer Rouge movement, which ruinously ruled the country in the late 1970s and then carried on a guerrilla war.
Cambodia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians to be lifted.
Thirty-two Cambodian women who were charged with human trafficking for serving as surrogate mothers have been provisionally released from detention after agreeing to keep the babies rather than giving them up as originally planned, officials said Wednesday.
A top Cambodian government official has reiterated his government’s intention to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that last week convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The last surviving leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Friday by an international tribunal.
The international tribunal to judge the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians opened its session Friday to deliver its verdicts on charges of genocide and other crimes.
The U.N.’s specially appointed researcher on human rights in Cambodia expressed concern Thursday over the country’s use of pre-trial detention and its failure to conduct trials speedily.
The leader of Cambodia’s now dissolved opposition party was released on bail Monday after being jailed for a year on a treason charge.
Cambodia’s one-party legislature on Thursday confirmed Prime Minister Hun Sen for another five-year term, cementing his status as one of the world’s longest-serving leaders.
Cambodia’s king on Wednesday presided over the opening of the new session of the National Assembly, whose 125 seats are filled by members of a single party following an election widely decried as unfair.