Cambodian Opposition Leader Mu Sochua Detained by Malaysian Authorities

Mu Sochua was Scheduled to Return to Cambodia on Saturday


Mu Sochua, the vice president of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), has been detained by the Malaysian immigration authorities.

The arrest came ahead of a planned return of the exiled CNRP leaders, including Sam Rainsy, the party’s founder, on Saturday.

The leaders were set to return for Saturday’s celebration of the independence day of Cambodia.

The ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) have since demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Mu Sochua.

The detention of Mu Sochua comes days after the arrest of two Cambodian opposition activists. In total, at least 48 opposition activists have been arrested this year for allegedly plotting to overthrow Hun Sen’s government.

The subsequent government crackdown saw Sam Rainsy, founder of the disbanded CNRP, go into self-exile in France.

On Wednesday, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said Rainsy would not be allowed to enter the country on his return to Cambodia.

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

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