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UN urges Cambodia to allow opposition chief full role

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A United Nations envoy urged Cambodia Monday to let opposition leader Sam Rainsy play a "full part" in politics as the recently-pardoned politician prepares to return ahead of elections. 

Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy seen here during a visit to Washington, DC, on May 9, 2013. A United Nations envoy has urged Cambodia to let Rainsy play a "full part" in politics as the recently-pardoned politician prepares to return ahead of elections.

Sam Rainsy, who lives in self-imposed exile in France, had faced 11 years in jail after he was convicted in absentia on charges that he contends were politically motivated, including publishing a false map of the border with Vietnam.

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