Cambodia – Sentencing of Kem Sokha (3 March 2023)


France deplores the 27-year prison sentence handed down against human rights activist and opposition leader Kem Sokha.

This verdict is one in a series of measures restricting public liberties and directed against independent media outlets, members of the opposition and civil society ahead of the legislative elections to be held this July.

France calls on the Cambodian authorities to guarantee the conditions that are essential to the holding of just, fair and transparent elections and to respect basic rights in accordance with the Cambodian constitution.