Singapore Airlines Prevents Cambodian Opposition Figure Mu Sochua from Going Home

Singapore Airlines denied opposition figure Mu Sochua from boarding her Phnom Penh flight on Sunday.

Singapore Airlines denied opposition figure Mu Sochua from boarding her Phnom Penh flight on Sunday.

The Deputy Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party failed to return to her country over the weekend because she did not have a Cambodian visa.

Sochua planned to return to her country to face trial on charges of treason.

Spokesperson for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party Sok Eysan accused Sochua’s return was just for show saying, “The drama in which Mu Sochua played a main role was a failure because there are no watchers.”

Sochua said in response, “To say that my attempt to return to Cambodia for my own trial was a “show” is to support a regime that totally disregards the principles of fair trial. The fight for #justice will continue.”

“The real show is the mass trial of more than 100 @CNRP leaders and members with no sound evidence of treason. Even an environmental activist who appeals to @HunSen to spare a natural lake from being given to his cronies is detained n tried,” she added on Twitter.

In 2017, Prime Minister Hun Sen went on a political crackdown against the members of the opposition ahead of the elections, which forced most of its leaders to exile.


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