Cambodia court dissolves main opposition party

The opposition party had been expecting its dissolution and had already ceased to function - with its leader Kem Sokha arrested, many of its senior members in hiding or in exile such as its Vice President Mu Sochua.

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    Cambodia's Supreme Court has dissolved the country's main political opposition party. The Cambodia National Rescue Party denies accusations that it is plotting to overthrow the government.

    The opposition party had been expecting its dissolution and had already ceased to function - with its leader Kem Sokha arrested, many of its senior members in hiding or in exile such as its Vice President Mu Sochua.

    The move gives Prime Minister Hun Sen a clear run in next year's general election.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Phnom Penh.


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