Cambodian opposition leader meets ambassador after house arrest lifted

Cambodian opposition leader meets ambassador after house arrest lifted




Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha shakes hands with French Ambassador to Cambodia Eva Nguyen Binhin at his home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha met on Monday with the French ambassador after his house arrest was lifted, though he remains charged with treason and is banned from politics and leaving the country.

Sokha greeted Ambassador Eva Nguyen Binh outside his home before going inside for talks.

His house arrest was lifted as the European Union considers whether to cut preferential trade terms after a crackdown by Hun Sen, Cambodia’s authoritarian ruler of more than three decades.

Reporting by Prak Chan Thul; Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Christian Schmollinger






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