The Boeung Kak activists also submitted a petition to Rhona Smith, the U.N.’s rights envoy to Cambodia, who is in the country on a fact-finding mission.
Many took to social media following the announcement to suggest that the move was a pre-election strategy on the part of Hun Sen to win votes and boost his popularity.
According to the Department of Prisons, more than 26,000 people are incarcerated in Cambodia’s 29 jails.
Rhona Smith began her 10-day visit to Cambodia on Tuesday and is scheduled to meet with more government officials in the coming days.
Hun Sen said he was “out of patience” with Laos, saying that Laos had failed to respond to a letter he sent on August 2 requesting the withdrawal of troops from Siem Pang.
Runner-up teams from Cambodia, India, Canada and the U.S. will receive $5,000 each.
Kim Sok, 36, accused Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of being behind the July 2016 murder of government critic Kem Ley.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula have heightened since Trump said the North would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continued to threaten America.
Thousands of young women migrate from villages to Phnom Penh each year. Activists who lived through the experience say they need more support.
Mam Sonando blamed a lack of funding for the party’s failure but added that he would continue to be active in politics by giving lectures and making radio appearances.
The protest Tep Vanny helped lead was held to demand compensation for victims of forced eviction, but it turned violent when guards refused to allow protesters to deliver a petition.
Sentence is latest blow to Cambodia's opposition, which has accused the government of intimidating its activists and using the judiciary to silence critics.