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Cambodia opposition leader sentenced to 27 years of house arrest

U.S. condemns Kem Sokha's treason conviction as politically motivated

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader Kem Sokha leaves to hear the verdict in his treason case on March 3 in Phnom Penh.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -- Prominent Cambodian opposition figure Kem Sokha was on Friday sentenced to 27 years of house arrest after being found guilty of treason, in a case condemned by the United States as politically motivated.

Judge Koy Sao also told the court in the capital, Phnom Penh, that Kem Sokha would be barred from running for political office or voting in elections.

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