The US and EU have threatened Cambodia with deepening economic sanctions following the ruling party’s decision to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.
Aun Pheap is facing charges related to reporting before June 2017 local elections, as is his Canadian reporting partner.
Many demonstrators call for better working conditions, higher pay.
While the political relationship between Cambodia and China continues to grow in strength, signs of tensions have begun to show as fears over criminal activity circulate.
The CNRP was dissolved and its lawmakers banned from politics in November after the Supreme Court ruled that it had tried to overthrow the government.
Singapore's prime minister warns against 'protectionism and anti-globalization sentiments'.
Europe, which historically has had the freest press in the world and had eight of the freest press sectors in the world, notched the largest decline in its regional indicator.
Aun Pheap, 54, now in the United States, was charged in August last year along with a colleague, Zsombor Peter, a Canadian, after an interview with former opposition members.
The Khmer Rouge leader’s remote final resting place lies all but forgotten, yet many Cambodians cannot escape memories of his rule of terror.
If found guilty, the two former reporters could face up to 15 years in prison.
The Cambodian Senate has long been seen as a rubber stamp body with the balance of power falling with the ruling party and its cronies.