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Determined to snuff out such dissent, Cambodian authorities have targeted small demonstrations by youth activists, environmental campaigners and family members of imprisoned opposition politicians.   © Nikkei photo illustration/Source photo by Reuters
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Hun Sen cracks down on Cambodia's slow boiling pot of dissent

Authorities step up campaign of repression as economy reels from COVID fallout

SHAUN TURTON and BOPHA PHORN, Contributing Writers | Cambodia

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian authorities are stepping up an increasingly violent campaign of repression against activists, openly admitting they seek to crush small-scale peaceful protests to suppress a larger uprising.

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