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Jakarta Post

Rights activists urge ASEAN states to resist Cambodia’s demands to arrest dissidents

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 7, 2019   /  07:36 pm
Rights activists urge ASEAN states to resist Cambodia’s demands to arrest dissidents Cambodian Ambassador to Indonesia Hor Nam Bora (left) speaks in front of vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Mu Sochua (right), who held a briefing ahead of her party's planned return on Saturday. The opposition party has been planning to return on the country's Independence Day on Nov. 9 after two years in exile. JP/Dian Septiari (JP/Dian Septiari)

Activists and lawmakers in Southeast Asia are urging ASEAN governments to resist pressure from Phnom Penh to arrest dissidents who enter their territories, as a dismantled Cambodian opposition plans a perilous return to their homeland this weekend after years in political exile. The calls were made following the detention of Mu Sochua, the vice president of the outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), by Malaysian authorities upon her arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Thursday, in the latest crackdown on Cambodian activists by ASEAN governments in recent days. Under the instruction of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodian authorities have issued arrest warrants for CNRP founder Sam Rainsy and other dissidents making their way home through neighboring countries. The government has also deployed troops along the border with Thailand in anticipation of a homecoming m...