Demand sanctions against Hun Sen's illegal regime & free Cambodia's political prisoners

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Australia was a key player in bringing democracy to post Khmer Rouge Cambodia. This democracy has been consistently eroded by Hun Sen's ruling party to the point where;

1/9/17 Mr Kem Sokha, leader of the opposition CNRP is arrested

16/9/17 the CNRP is forcibly dissolved

May 2018 Hun Sen's regime crack down on NGOs and independent media outlets - Radio Free Asia, Cambodia Daily, Voice of America and others

29/7/18 the Cambodian election takes place without the main opposition party, the CNRP or effective international scrutiny.

1/8/18 Hun Sen's kangaroo court convicted Australian James Ricketson of espionage and sentenced him to 5 years in prison.

The USA has already imposed targeted sanctions with visa restrictions and asset freezes. The US House of Representatives has passed The Cambodia Democracy Act 2018 aimed at taking further actions against the Hun Sen regime and recently announced an expansion of visa bans on individuals seen as limiting democracy in Cambodia.


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