Cambodian opposition party leader, Sam Rainsy returned to his country just a week ahead of the July 28 general elections after 4 years of self-imposed exile. A royal pardon granted him immunity from defamation charges drawn up against him in 2010. The election commission refused to allow him to vote or run for election, however. The opposition has refused to accept the election commission’s conclusion of a ruling party majority win, citing widespread vote rigging and disenfranchisement. Ongoing coverage….
Anne Holmes is a freelance photojournalist based in Cambodia, specializing in post-conflict, environmental and human rights issues, working largely in Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia for NGO, editorial and corporate clients.