A protester shouts slogans next to portraits of Hong Sok Hour, a senator from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, in front of Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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Hong Sok Hour, a senator from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, appeared in court in an orange prison uniform and opened the day's proceedings with a plea for bail.The charges carry penalties of up to 10 years in prison, up to 5 years and up to 2 years, respectively.Hong Sok Hour has denied the charges. Hun Sen was foreign minister at that time in a government installed by a Vietnamese occupation force that invaded Cambodia to oust the murderous Khmer Rouge regime.Hun Sen has been in power for almost three decades, and while Cambodia is formally democratic, his government is authoritarian and known for intimidating opponents.
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