Protesters, many of whom were the children of the arrested women, sang songs or shaved their heads in a sign of desperation.
The NEC often faces criticism of bias toward the CPP, but officials there say it is an impartial election body.
Even as local elections approach, election monitors say the process of decentralization has been too slow.
Leang Sok Choeun was sentenced alongside two other men for reportedly distributing anti-government leaflets in 2009.
Funcinpec and the Norodom Ranariddh Party announced they were joining together last week, after a six-year split.
A group of 23 human rights NGOs issued a statement Tuesday condemning ongoing violence by state security forces against civilians.
A NEC official warns government officials of being punished or reprimanded if they are found to be involved with political activities.
Loun Savath has become a common figure at land protests, vexing Cambodia’s Buddhist leadership.
The 13 women were found guilty of illegally taking land and resisting public officers.
Cambodia’s two main royalist parties struck a deal on Thursday, putting to rest years of animosity.
Like many people who lived through the Khmer Rouge, Ung Loung has had to deal with the horrors that happened to her and her family.
Around 50 demonstrators gathered in front of Phnom Penh municipal court Wednesday morning, where they stayed all day.