The Australian filmmaker has been labelled “a pawn in Cambodia's fierce domestic crackdown”, as press freedom advocates condemn his six-year sentence.
The result of this weekend's election is all but assured as a victory for Prime Minister Hun Sen, but what will happen to those standing up for the nation's democratic and human rights ideals?
Major upheavals at Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post highlight a corrupt political and business landscape and a nose-dive for press freedom.
Fearing a loss at next year's election, Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken increasingly wild moves against human rights organisations, as Australia watches on.
Arresting the opposition leader on trumped-up charges of treason and closing a dissenting newspaper will cement Hun Sen's grip on power as Cambodia becomes even more autocratic.
Can Hun Sen finally be ousted from Cambodia?
The political situation in Cambodia has gone from bad to worse. You can bet no more refugees from Nauru will be choosing to relocate there.
Cambodia's treatment of 13 recently arrived Vietnamese asylum seekers will make or break Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's refugee deal.
Opposition political forces against Cambodian PM-cum-dictator Hun Sen are growing. But the Cambodian National Rescue Party has its own problems to be a real hope for a long-tortured people.
The Cambodian People's Party is still in power, but with a majority of just eight seats. Charles Richardson says the outcome of the country's recent election shows democracy is growing stronger.