Kem Sokha accused of conspiring with US to topple the government in charges his party say are politically motivated

Cambodia’s opposition leader has been formally charged with treason for allegedly conspiring with the US to topple the government, and could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Kem Sokha had been expected to lead his Cambodia National Rescue party in next year’s election in a strong challenge against the ruling Cambodian People’s party of the prime minister, Hun Sen, who has held power for three decades. Kem Sokha’s party has denied the treason allegation, saying the charge is politically motivated.

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