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Cambodia opposition leaders summoned to court: Party

Published on Jan 5, 2014 1:57 PM

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia's opposition leaders have been summoned to court on suspicion of inciting civil unrest, their party said, after strongman premier Hun Sen's government moved to quash growing street protests.

Hun Sen faces an increasing challenge to his nearly three-decade rule from striking garment workers and opposition supporters demanding that he step down and call a new election because of alleged vote fraud.

Police have indefinitely banned further rallies, including one which had been planned for Sunday.

Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy and his deputy Kem Sokha have been summoned to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on January 14 for questioning, according to warrants posted on the opposition website late Saturday.

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