Cambodia is located on the southern part of the Indo-China peninsula in Southeast Asia. A former French colony, it was ruled for many years by Khmer Rouge communists.
With a population of 15.5 million people, Cambodia is led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in power in the capital Phnom Penh for more than 25 years.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled Cambodia for more than 30 years but protests are becoming louder. As the government is cracking down on freedom of speech in the lead-up to the general election in July, people at home are wary to speak out, but exiled members of the dissolved opposition party launch a new movement from overseas, as DW correspondent Kris Janssens reports.
The woman sought to have her 18-month prison sentence overturned, saying that she wants to be reunited with her family. The judge said she could appeal the sentence but added that she had received a lenient sentence.