PHNOM PENH - Cambodia's newly pardoned opposition leader says he will return from exile on Friday to join his party's campaign to defeat Prime Minister Hun Sen in the July 28 elections.
Supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) cheer as they watch Sam Rainsy on a video conference during a rally in Kandal province on Friday. AFP
Sam Rainsy, who lives in France, had faced 11 years in jail after he was convicted in absentia for charges that he contends were politically motivated, including publishing a false map of the border with Vietnam.
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