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Cambodian 'democracy' is on its last legs

The facade of freedom is fading as Hun Sen puts civil society in his crosshairs

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at the Cambodia International Business Summit in Phnom Penh on Feb. 15. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

Just a few years after it appeared to be on the verge of a remarkable political rebirth, Cambodia's opposition -- the Cambodia National Rescue Party -- is fighting for survival.

Attacks from the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen began after the CNRP nearly scored an upset victory in the 2013 election and have recently kicked into overdrive.

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