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Protesters Prepare, as Hun Sen Travels to New York for UN Summits

  • Men Kimseng
  • VOA Khmer

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum On East Asia in Jakarta , Indonesia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum On East Asia in Jakarta , Indonesia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Hun Sen is expected to give speeches at the UN summit for the “Post-2015 Development Agenda” and the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.”

Prime Minister Hun Sen left Cambodia Wednesday for UN summits in New York, where hundreds of Cambodian-Americans are preparing to protest, demanding the release of political and environmental activists currently in detention in the country.

“It is time for the world’s leaders to make meaningful action against kleptocratic dictators, such as the regime in Cambodia,” organizers said in a statement.

They are also calling for free and fair national elections in 2018 and a “peaceful transfer of authority” should the ruling Cambodian People’s Party lose that election.

Hun Sen is expected to give speeches at the UN summit for the “Post-2015 Development Agenda” and the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.” He will also meet with CPP supporters in the US.

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