Cambodian opposition leader, already sought for arrest, summoned to hear new legal charges

November 20, 2015 12:45 PM

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A Cambodian court has summoned opposition leader Sam Rainsy to hear new charges against him after an arrest warrant was issued last week in a separate matter.

Rainsy's arrest is being sought on an old defamation conviction that many believed had been lifted by a 2013 pardon. The ruling party-dominated National Assembly stripped Rainsy of his lawmaker's status and parliamentary immunity on Monday, prompting him to delay his return from an overseas trip.

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