‘Death of democracy in Cambodia’: supreme court dissolves opposition party and imposes five-year ban

Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolved the country’s main opposition party and banned more than 100 of its politicians from office for five years on Thursday, in a ruling blasted by a rights groups as the “death” of the nation’s democracy.
The verdict was widely expected of a justice system warped by the influence of premier Hun Sen, whose is accused of ruthlessly targeting rivals ahead of 2018 polls.
It nevertheless delivers a crushing blow to the Cambodia National…