US visa restrictions for those undermining Cambodian democracy

The US has announced that “in direct response to the Cambodian government’s series of anti-democratic actions”, it will be restricting entry for those individuals involved in “undermining democracy in Cambodia”.

The acts of the Cambodian government triggering these visa restrictions are stated to be “the dissolution of the main opposition political party and banning of its leaders from electoral politics, imprisonment of opposition leader Kem Sokha, restriction of civil society, and suppression of independent media”. Click here for the US Department of State press release.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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