Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen waves as he rides a train from Phnom Penh to Sihanouk Ville province April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Hun Sen, a former army commander who defected from the Khmer Rouge, has dominated Cambodian politics for the past 31 years.The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) accuses Hun Sen of denying it a majority by rigging the 2013 election in his favour, a charge the premier denies.More than a dozen of opposition figures, including two MPs, are currently in prison facing charges, while more than 20 political activists and rights workers have faced legal action over the past year.Four land activists were sentenced on Monday to six months in jail each for allegedly insulting public officials during a protest in 2011 .
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