Cambodia’s local elections: Authoritarian government clamps down on opposition
By France 24
02 June 2017 | 4:31 pm
This week, we head to Cambodia, one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia where former Khmer Rouge fighter Hun Sen has been in power for more than 30 years.
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Comrade Duch was a Cambodian war criminal sentenced to life in prison and former head of the Khmer Rouge movement. He died serving a life sentence.
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A five-year-old giant African pouched rat called Magawa has won the animal equivalent of Britain's highest civilian honour for bravery because of his uncanny knack of sniffing out landmines and unexploded devices.
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Cambodia imposes lockdowns in the capital Phnom Penh and a nearby city, as its strongman premier Hun Sen warns that spiraling Covid-19 cases have put Cambodia "on the brink of death".
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