Cambodia: Opposition lawyer convicted of treason
14 June 2022 | 12:01 pm
US-Cambodian lawyer Theary Seng and other government critics have been sentenced to years in prison on charges of treason and incitement.
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Kenya's opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, cast his vote in Kenya’s presidential elections on Tuesday.
Kenya is still waiting for official news of who its next president will be, this as speculation runs rife online about the outcome of Tuesday's vote. Also in this edition: in Guinea, the main opposition group FNDC has accused the transitional government of operating like a mafia, after the coalition was disbanded by the authorities. Finally, the vodun religion, sometimes referred as voodoo, is being celebrated at a festival in the town of Ouidah in Benin.
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Kenya's veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga will challenge the results of this month's presidential election in the Supreme Court on Monday (August 22), his legal team said, the latest twist in a political clash that has gripped East Africa's powerhouse.
UNITA claims there were discrepancies between the party's own tally and the electoral commission's count. It has brought forward a case to the constitutional court to decide whether the results can stand.
Foreign nationals are being trafficked to Cambodia through online scams, and some are subject to torture and even death. Survivors and human rights experts are calling for law enforcement to take action.
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