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Its Activists Still Jailed, Opposition Leaders Discuss Strategy


Opposition leader of Cambodia National Rescue Party Sam Rainsy, center, delivers a speech next to his Deputy President Kem Sokha, right, during a gathering to mark Human Rights Day, in front of National Assembly, file photo.

Opposition leader of Cambodia National Rescue Party Sam Rainsy, center, delivers a speech next to his Deputy President Kem Sokha, right, during a gathering to mark Human Rights Day, in front of National Assembly, file photo.

In the ensuing political tension, 14 opposition activists have been arrested in recent months.

Key members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party met Monday to prepare a strategy for ongoing political strife with the ruling party, over border demarcation and alleged Vietnamese encroachment into Cambodian territory.

Accusations of encroachment by some members of the Rescue Party have stirred up a politically sensitive issue, demolishing much of the goodwill established between the two sides during political talks over the last year.

In the ensuing political tension, 14 opposition activists have been arrested in recent months.

Most of them are facing charges related to violent demonstrations, but their supporters say they are being prosecuted because of the widening political rift between the Rescue Party and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party over border issues.

Rescue Party Vice President Kem Sokha told VOA Khmer Monday that the party will hold a broader conference soon to determine party strategies and prepare for the upcoming 2017 local elections.

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