Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy charged under new ‘royal insult’ law

Cambodia’s former opposition leader faces royal insult charges punishable by a jail term, according to a court summons, the first prominent figure to be accused under the new law.
The adoption of the law in February triggered alarm from rights groups who warned it would become another tool for Prime Minister Hun Sen to stifle dissent.
The strongman premier is seeking to prolong his 33-year grip on power in a general election next month and has used the courts to cripple his opponents….