Cambodian police man a barricade outside a prison in Trapaing Phlong in Tbong Khmum province on September 11, 2017, where opposition leader Kem Sokha is being held after being detained last week. (AFP / STR)
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Cambodian premier Hun Sen threatened to dissolve the country's embattled opposition party Monday, as the rival politicians protested outside a remote border prison where their leader is being held for alleged treason.Last week's dramatic arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha was the latest move in a years-long crackdown on the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), which poses the only real threat to Hun Sen's 32-year grip on power in next year's national elections. The opposition politicians made the three-hour trip to the prison in Tboung Khmum province on the same day lawmakers from Hun Sen's ruling party voted to continue the proceedings against Kem Sokha.
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