Kem Sokha

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Date of Birth June 27, 1953
Place of Birth Cambodia
Age 67 years old
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Kem Sokha

Kem Sokha is a Cambodian politician and activist who most recently served as the President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party. He served as the Minority Leader, the highest ranking opposition parliamentarian, of the National Assembly from December 2016 to January 2017, and previously as the First Vice President of the National Assembly from August 2014 to October 2015. He represented Kampong Cham as its Member of Parliament from 2008 to 2017. From 2007 to 2012, Sokha was the leader of the Human Rights Party, which he founded. Sokha was arrested and imprisoned at a detention centre in Tbong Khmum Province on 3 September 2017 under allegations of treason. In November 2017, the CNRP was dissolved, and 118 of its members, including Sokha, were banned from politics for five years. On 10 September 2018, more than a year after his arrest, he was released on bail, and subsequently placed under house arrest. On 10 November 2019, Sokha was released from house arrest.

Born: June 27, 1953, Tram Kak, Takéo, Cambodia, French Indochina
Nationality: Cambodian
Political party: Cambodia National Rescue Party (2012–2017), Human Rights Party (2007–2012), Independent (2002–2007), FUNCINPEC (1999–2002), Buddhist Liberal Democratic Party (1993–1999), Khmer People's National Liberation Front (1992–1993)
Children: 2, including Monovithya
Education: University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (M.Sc.), Royal University of Law and Economics
Profession: Activist, Politician
Preceded by: Sam Rainsy
Succeeded by: Position abolished

About Kem Sokha

Politician and human rights activist who founded the Human Rights Party in Cambodia. He became the Vice President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in 2012.

Kem Sokha Before Fame

He earned a Master's degree in biochemistry as well as a law degree.

Achievement of Kem Sokha

He was imprisoned for 17 days for displaying banners with the written concerns of cambodian people during Human Rights Day in 2005.

Kem Sokha Family Life

He married and had two daughters.

Associations of Kem Sokha

He was born in the same country as former Cambodian Prime Minister Pol Pot.

Information related to Kem Sokha

  • Cambodian Center for Human Rights - The Cambodian Center for Human Rights is a non-partisan, independent, non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights throughout Cambodia. It focuses primarily on civil and political rights and on a variety of interlinked human rights issues.
  • Cambodian human rights activists
  • Cambodian nationalists
  • Cambodia National Rescue Party politicians
  • Cambodian Theravada Buddhists
  • Cambodian anti-communists
  • Amnesty International prisoners of conscience held by Cambodia
  • Human Rights Party (Cambodia) politicians
  • Recipients of Cambodian royal pardons
  • Royal University of Law and Economics alumni
  • Cambodian democracy activists
  • Members of the Senate (Cambodia)
  • Cambodian prisoners and detainees
  • Buddhist Liberal Democratic Party politicians
  • Czech Technical University in Prague alumni
  • Members of the National Assembly (Cambodia)
  • Political party founders
  • 20th-century chemists
Latest information about Kem Sokha updated on April 11, 2021.

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