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Exiled Cambodian Opposition Leader Sentenced in Absentia to 5 Years in Prison

Cambodian exiled leader Sam Rainsy was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for posting on Facebook a false government promise to dissolve the border Cambodia shares with Vietnam, a highly contentious issue in the country. The sentence comes after months of strain between the Cambodian People's Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Hun Sen has led the Southeast Asian country for more than three decades but his influence was...

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