27 November 2020 Military News
- Communiqué on the 2020 Conference on Afghanistan US Dept. of State 27 Nov 2020 -- The following is the text of a joint communiqué issued by the 66 countries and 32 international organizations participating in the 2020 Afghanistan Conference.
- US Reportedly Closed at Least 10 Bases in Afghanistan Since Signing Deal With Taliban Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- At least 10 US military bases in Afghanistan have been closed since the United States committed to decreasing military presence under the deal with the Taliban in February, the Washington Post newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources.
- Chief of Army statement - administrative action Australia Department of Defence 27 Nov 2020 -- Statement from the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO on administrative action.
- Australia to fire 13 troops over war crimes in Afghanistan Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Australia has sent notices of likely dismissal to a number of troops after a damning military report confirmed last week that its forces murdered dozens of civilians or prisoners in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016.
- Australian Army Moves to Axe 13 Troops Over Afghan War Crimes Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Last week, the Australian government released a redacted version of the Brereton Report – a comprehensive, four-year-long investigation into alleged war crimes perpetrated by Australian troops in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016. The bombshell report concluded that at least 25 soldiers were involved in gruesome crimes including murder.
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- This Week in Operation Warp Speed - Nov. 27, 2020 DoD 27 Nov 2020
- Acting US Defense Chief Pays 1st Ever Visit to Somalia Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Acting US Defense Secretary Christopher Miller on Friday paid an unannounced visit to Somalia, becoming the first Pentagon chief to travel to the East African country, the Defense Department said in a press release on Friday.
- AFRICOM commander travels to East Africa AFRICOM 27 Nov 2020 -- Djibouti, DJIBOUTI -- U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command, was joined by acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on a multi-day trip Nov. 25-27 to Djibouti and Somalia.
- AFRICOM commander meets with Djiboutian Foreign Minister AFRICOM 27 Nov 2020 -- U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Larry E. André met with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf Nov. 26.
- Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller's Visit with U.S. Service Members and Contractors in Djibouti and Somalia DoD 27 Nov 2020
- Dems Slam US Air Force Move to Base New Military Craft in Georgia Ahead of Tussle for Senate Control Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- The Air Force announced on Wednesday that the Savannah Air National Guard Base was one of its favored locations to house new C-130J military transport planes, along with three other bases located in West Virginia, Texas and Kentucky.
- Philippines Looking to Reverse Course on Scrapping US Military Pact VOA 27 Nov 2020 -- The Philippines, an old American ally in Asia, is changing its view on whether to scrap a key U.S. military pact, as it explores new ways of benefiting from U.S. defense aid without isolating its newer superpower friend, China, analysts and officials say.
- Top German Court Rules Berlin Can't Force US Drones Using Ramstein Base to Refrain From War Crimes Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Since 2002, the Pentagon and the CIA have waged much of their Middle Eastern drone warfare campaign using flight control data relayed via German soil, with local activists and opposition politicians criticizing successive governments' passivity and calling for an immediate end to "illegal drone war" operations.
- Russian Armed Forces Begin Mass COVID-19 Vaccination to Cover 400,000 Servicemen Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Russia has begun mass coronavirus vaccination among its armed forces personnel, planning to inoculate more than 400,000 servicemen, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday at a ministral meeting.
- Russia test-launches Tsirkon hypersonic missile Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- Russia has test-launched the Tsirkon hypersonic missile from a warship for the first time, TASS news agency reported on Thursday.
- Russia test fires new ABM system that can hit satellites in space Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Russia has successfully test fired an anti-ballistic missile system designed to protect against both air and space attacks, its defense ministry announced, amid Western media reports insisting that it is capable of destroying Western satellites.
- China says its military modernization not targeted at any country People's Daily 27 Nov 2020 -- On Thursday, Ren Guoqiang, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, criticized a Japanese report for making groundless comments on China's national defense and military modernization.
- Academy grads to join Navy's carrier fighter jet force PLA Daily 27 Nov 2020 -- The first flight students-turned-pilots for the People's Liberation Army Navy's aircraft carrier-based fighter jet force have gained initial operational capability, said a spokesman for the Defense Ministry.
- China firmly opposes military contacts between U.S., Taiwan People's Daily 27 Nov 2020 -- China firmly opposes any form of official exchanges and military contacts between the United States and Taiwan, a Chinese military spokesperson said on Thursday.
- MiG-29K trainer aircraft of Indian navy crashes into Arabian sea, pilot missing People's Daily 27 Nov 2020 -- A MiG-29K trainer fighter aircraft belonging to Indian navy crashed into the Arabian sea, following which a pilot went missing, officials said Friday.
- Indian MiG-29k Fighter Jet Crashes in Arabian Sea Leaving 1 Pilot Missing, Another Rescued Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- There has been no further information concerning the possible cause of the accident, but an investigation into the matter has already been opened.
- Iran's naval power is anchor of stability in region: Statement IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Iran's naval deterrence and defensive power, as a point of trust and confidence in the Iranian nation, is the anchor of stability and lasting security in the strategic region of the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman, said a statement of Iranian Ministry of Defense on Friday.
- Iran's Navy says will spare no effort to maintain security IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Iranian Army's Navy in a statement on Thursday declared its full readiness to establish stability, security and hoist Iran's flag in the distant oceans and international waters, as well as spare no effort to sacrifice its life in this glorious path.
- Iran's Navy has expanded strategic depth to faraway oceans: Top commander Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Iran's Navy has expanded its power so far that its strategic depth has gone beyond regional waters, says a top commander.
- Joint Statement of the Fourth United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue US Dept. of State 27 Nov 2020 -- The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the State of Kuwait.
- Statement by the Foreign Ministry in connection with a US Navy destroyer entering the territorial sea of the Russian Federation Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 27 Nov 2020 -- On November 24, the US Navy destroyer John S McCain sailed more than 2 km into the territorial sea of the Russian Federation in the Peter the Great Gulf, in connection with which a tough demarche was made to the United States through military-diplomatic channels.
- Saudi airstrikes kill one, injure four in Yemen Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Saudi fighter jets have conducted dozens of airstrikes on Yemen's capital, Sana'a, and elsewhere in the country, killing one civilian.
- Yemeni armed forces will strike Saudi Arabia's vital installation if aggression continues: Houthi Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- A member of Yemen's Supreme Political Council has warned Saudi Arabia against its continued acts of aggression after Yemeni armed forces targeted a Saudi Aramco petroleum products distribution plant in the port city of Jeddah with an advanced homegrown ballistic missile.
- US-backed SDF militants don't stop terrorists from sneaking Syria-Iraq border: Official Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- A high-ranking Iraqi military official says militants affiliated with the Kurdish-led and US-sponsored Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) do not prevent foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists from crossing border into Iraq.
- Ankara Starts Probe After German Warship Attempts to Search Turkish Cargo Vessel Off Libya Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Germany and other European nations have suspected Ankara of violating the United Nations Security Council's arms embargo against civil-war-torn Libya. On Monday, German authorities confirmed that an attempted inspection of a Turkish-flagged cargo ship bound for the North African nation was stopped following a vocal protest by Turkish authorities.
- The United States Sanctions Libyan Individual and Militia Connected to Serious Human Rights Abuse in Libya US Dept. of State 27 Nov 2020 -- On Wednesday, the United States imposed sanctions on Mohamed al-Kani and the Kaniyat militia in connection with the massacre of hundreds of civilians in recent years.
- Ethiopian Forces Claim Gains in Tigray Region VOA 27 Nov 2020 -- Ethiopian forces are making gains in several towns near Tigray's regional capital, one day after the government said it was beginning the "final phase" of an offensive in the northern region, the country's news agency said Friday.
- Ethiopians Flee Tigray Capital Fearing Military Assault VOA 27 Nov 2020 -- Fearing an imminent assault, people are fleeing Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's order for the "final phase" of the military offensive aganist local forces.
- UN Ramps Up Aid as Ethiopian Refugees in Eastern Sudan Top 43,000 VOA 27 Nov 2020 -- U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to review aid operations aimed at helping growing numbers of refugees fleeing conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region. More than 43,000 Ethiopians have crossed the border into Eastern Sudan this month.
- Ethiopian PM says defense forces ordered to conclude final phase of operations in Tigray People's Daily 27 Nov 2020 -- The Ethiopian government on Thursday disclosed that it has embarked on the final phase of the military operation against the insurgent Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) fighters in Ethiopia's northern region.
- Refugees in Ethiopia's Tigray to run out of food shortly without assistance: UN Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- The United Nations (UN) refugee agency has called on the warring sides in Ethiopia's Tigray to allow humanitarian access into the region, warning that the nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees living in camps there could run out of food next week.
- First of four UN humanitarian airlifts for Ethiopia refugees lands in Khartoum UN News 27 Nov 2020 -- An airplane loaded with humanitarian supplies for people fleeing violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the UN refugee agency (UNCHR) said on Friday, in an appeal for international assistance to cope with the growing numbers seeking shelter in Sudan.
- Armenian Prime Minister Says It's Important to Maintain Peace That Was Achieved Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Earlier on Friday, Pashinyan said that he had held two phone conversations about the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Blast Kills at Least 7 in Mogadishu After US Defense Secretary Visit VOA 27 Nov 2020 -- A huge blast went off in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least seven people, hours after U.S. acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller made an unannounced visit to the Somali capital.
- Come February, Will Trump-Linked Lobby Firms Be Shown The Door? RFE/RL 27 Nov 2020 -- Several months after President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, SMW Partners was hired to lobby the White House on behalf of two high-profile clients from the former Soviet Union: one of Ukraine's richest tycoons and a Kremlin-controlled company building a controversial natural gas export pipeline to Europe.
- Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Moscow, November 27, 2020 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 27 Nov 2020
- Navalny Calls On EU To Target Russian Oligarchs With Sanctions RFE/RL 27 Nov 2020 -- Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny has called on the European Union to target the "bunch of criminals" surrounding President Vladimir Putin with sanctions.
- 'God Is With Us!': Staunch Russian Conservatives Aim To Control The 2021 Duma Elections RFE/RL 27 Nov 2020 -- A socially conservative Russian businessman nicknamed the "Orthodox oligarch" has launched a new public organization aimed at ensuring that the 2021 parliamentary elections fill State Duma seats with people who share his views.
- Russia files protest with US over 'provocative' maritime border violation Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Russia has filed an official protest with the United States over the recent breach of its maritime border by a US navy destroyer.
- Moscow Calls on US to Refrain From Violating Russian Territorial Waters, Reserves Right to Retaliate Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- The statement responds to an earlier incident involving the USS John S McCain that, according to the Russian MoD violated the country's maritime border by 2km in the Sea of Japan.
- Russia plans to develop its own space station Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- Russia's rocket and space corporation Energia on Thursday announced that it is working on the development of a new multifunctional space station.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on November 27, 2020 PRC MofA 27 Nov 2020
- China to impose provisional anti-dumping measures on Australian wine: MOFCOM Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- China on Friday announced its plan to impose provisional anti-dumping measures, in the form of deposits, on wine imported from Australia. The deposit will range from 107.1 to 212.1 percent, starting Saturday.
- Anti-dumping on Aussie wine not 'trade war,' but Canberra urged to 'grow up' or face more pain Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- China announced on Friday it would raise tariffs on Australian wine to 212 percent as a temporary anti-dumping measure, a decision that Chinese experts said was made in accordance with WTO regulations and not a shot for a so-called "trade war" with Australia amid deteriorating ties. Instead of staging a political performance or making "sweet talk," Canberra needs to grow up and reflect on its wrong deeds that damage bilateral ties, and make concrete moves for a better trade environment before it is too late.
- China Looks Set to Prosecute Hong Kong 12 For 'Illegal Border Crossings' Radio Free Asia 27 Nov 2020 -- Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong say they have handed over the cases of 12 Hong Kong protesters detained as they fled to the democratic island of Taiwan to the state prosecutor, paving the way for a trial.
- China Runs Trials pf Biometric Online ID Card in Two Provinces Radio Free Asia 27 Nov 2020 -- The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has rolled out an online ID system based on biometrics that is better able to track its citizens' online activities than the current system, RFA has learned.
- Xinjiang offers real-site photos to debunk satellite images 'evidence' of 'detention centers' Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- Locations that had been marked as "concentration camps" by some Western media and an Australian institute were found to be administration buildings, nursing homes, logistics centers or schools, as Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday offered videos and photos to debunk accusations which used satellite images as "evidences."
- Venezuela resumes direct China oil deliveries despite US sanctions Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Venezuela has reportedly resumed direct oil shipments to China after brutal US sanctions against the Central American nation forced the trade to go underground for more than a year.
- Venezuela Reportedly Resumes Direct Oil Export to China Despite US Sanctions Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Caracas resumed direct oil deliveries to China after more than a year of hiatus due to the US sanctions, Reuters agency reported on Friday, citing Refitiv Eikon tracking data and internal documents of Venezuelan PDVSA state oil company.
- New Sanctions Under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA) US Dept. of State 27 Nov 2020 -- On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the United States sanctioned four entities located in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Russia for supporting Iran's missile program, under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA).
- Top Iranian Scientist Assassinated in Attack on His Convoy VOA 27 Nov 2020 -- One of Iran's top nuclear scientists, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was killed Friday when his vehicle was attacked not far from the capital, Tehran. Iranian media outlets say the country's defense ministry confirmed his death after earlier reports said he was undergoing an operation at a nearby hospital.
- Prominent Iranian physicist assassinated near Tehran Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Prominent Iranian physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated in a terrorist attack near the capital Tehran.
- Iran's top official assassinated in terrorist attack IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Head of Research and Innovation Organization of the Ministry of Defense Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated by terrorists in a terrorist attack near Tehran on Friday.
- Zarif slams assassination of Iranian scientist IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a statement vehemently condemned assassination of head of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Head of the Research and Innovation Organization of the Ministry of Defense.
- Zarif highlights Israel role in assassination of Iranian scientist IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a Twitter message highlighted the role of Israeli regime's role in assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Head of the Research and Innovation Organization of the Ministry of Defense.
- Top comdr: Hard revenge awaiting Martyred Fakhrizadeh murderers IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said hard revenge is awaiting murderers of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Head of the Research and Innovation Organization of the Ministry of Defense.
- Majlis Speaker condemns assassination of martyr of Iran's defense industry IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Majlis Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf in a tweet late on Friday denounced assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Head of the Research and Innovation Organization of the Ministry of Defense.
- Intelligence Ministry starts identifying those behind Fakhrizadeh's assassination IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Friday that security forces have started identifying the ostentatious terrorist elements behind assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and will avenge the dear martyr's blood from the perpetrators of the crime.
- Veep expresses condolences over martyrdom of Fakhrizadeh IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri in a message on Friday expressed condolences over martyrdom of Iran's defense industry manager Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, saying that such inhumane actions are doomed to failure.
- AEOI chief blasts assassination of Iran's defense industry martyr IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (IAEO) Ali Akbar Salehi in message to Defense Minister expressed condolences over the martyrdom of one of the country's defense industry managers, saying that his martyrdom will further strengthen Islamic Iran.
- Research center run by Fakhrizadeh produced first COVID-19 test kits for Iranians: Defense minister Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the country's first COVID-19 test kits were produced in a research center headed by assassinated Iranian physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, hailing the martyr as one of the pioneers of the country's scientific movement against the novel coronavirus.
- Reactions pour in to assassination of Iranian Defense Ministry scientist Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- The assassination of a high-profile scientist with the Iranian Defense Ministry by suspected Israel-tied terrorists has drawn reactions from other countries and senior political figures.
- Eminent physicist assassination aims to hinder Iran's strategic research, former AEOI chief tells Press TV Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- The assassination of Iran's prominent physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is aimed at obstructing the Islamic Republic's strategic research, says an Iranian lawmaker and nuclear scientist, stressing that the country will strongly resist the enemies' pressure.
- Iran Blames Israel For 'Terrorist' Attack That Killed Top Nuclear Scientist RFE/RL 27 Nov 2020 -- Iran's most senior nuclear scientist has been assassinated near Tehran by "armed terrorists" in an attack that Iran said bore the hallmarks of an Israeli operation.
- Iran Says There Are 'Serious Indications of Israeli Responsibility' in Nulcear Scientist's Murder Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Iranian officials earlier said that its prominent Iranian nuclear physicist was targeted by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, calling on the international community to condemn the attack.
- Iranian Ayatollah's Military Adviser Vows Revenge for Assassination of Nuclear Physicist Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Hossein Dehghan, a military adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Friday that the assassination of Iranian Defence Ministry official Mohsen Fakhrizadeh would not be left without response.
- Javad Zarif Hints at Israeli 'Role' in Killing of Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Earlier Friday, Iranian officials confirmed media reports that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, a high-ranking Iranian nuclear scientist, had been killed in an apparent gun and bomb-based assassination attack about 175 km east of Tehran.
- Iranian Diplomat Goes On Trial In Belgium Over Bomb Plot RFE/RL 27 Nov 2020 -- An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranians went on trial in the Belgian city of Antwerp on November 27 accused of planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled opposition group in France in 2018, the first time an EU country has put an Iranian official on trial for terrorism.
- Iran's oil production from shared fields with Iraq grows by 460% in seven years IRNA 27 Nov 2020 -- Iran is producing more than 400,000 b/d of oil from West Karoon fields, shared with Iraq, which shows a 460 percent growth compared to figures from seven years ago.
- Belarus' Lukashenko vows to leave office after adoption of new constitution Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko has vowed to leave office after a new constitution is adopted.
- Lukashenka Says He Will Leave Post When New Constitution Is Adopted RFE/RL 27 Nov 2020 -- Embattled strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka, who has ruled Belarus for 26 years, has said he would leave his post after a new constitution had been adopted, Belarus's Belta news agency quoted him as saying.
- Lukashenko Says He Won't Stay on as Belarus's President Under New Constitution Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Earlier, the Belarusian president said he would not rule out early presidential elections after referendum-approved changes to the country's basic law. Minsk announced plans to amend the constitution in the wake of large-scale protests which followed the 9 August election, which saw Alexander Lukashenko reelected for a sixth consecutive term.
- UN Committee urges end to impunity for enforced disappearances in Iraq UN News 27 Nov 2020 -- A pattern of enforced disappearance – and impunity for such acts - persists in Iraq, according to a report published on Friday by the UN Committee charged with monitoring how well the country upholds its international obligations in dealing with the issue.
- The United States Condemns the Conviction of the Citgo 6 US Dept. of State 27 Nov 2020
- Kazakh Party To Boycott January Parliamentary Elections RFE/RL 27 Nov 2020 -- The All-National Social Democratic Party of Kazakhstan (OSDP), which bills itself as an opposition group, has announced that it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections.
- Qatar to invest billions of dollars in Turkey as economy struggles amid lira drop Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Qatar has agreed to invest billions of dollars in Turkey, including purchase of shares in the country's main stock market, as part of a number of economic initiatives agreed between the two countries at a time when Turkey's economic crisis grinds on.
- Scottish leader calls for 2nd independence referendum early next year Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second independence referendum to be held as soon as next year, in a major challenge to the United Kingdom (UK), which is is still struggling with difficulties of Brexit.
- UN rights experts condemn retaliatory arrests of activists in Egypt UN News 27 Nov 2020 -- A group of UN independent human rights experts have called on Egyptian authorities to "immediately and unconditionally" release activists arrested, apparently in retaliation, for discussing human rights issues with foreign ambassadors.
- Thai Protesters Vow Weekend of Rallies as Coup Rumors Swirl VOA 27 Nov 2020 -- Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators flooded a Bangkok intersection late Friday, vowing to resist any attempts at a coup amid rumors of a coming military intervention to break a deadlock between the vibrant reform movement and a stubborn royalist government.
- More than 700 Members Of Transnational Organized Crime Groups Arrested in Central America in U.S. Assisted Operation US Dept. of Justice 27 Nov 2020 -- Today, senior law enforcement officials from the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras announced criminal charges in Central America against more than 700 members of transnational criminal organizations, primarily MS-13 and 18th Street gangs, which resulted from a one-week coordinated law enforcement action under Operation Regional Shield (ORS).
- Cambodia Court Defers Opposition Treason Trial to 2021 VOA 27 Nov 2020 -- For more than a year the Cambodian government has been rounding up supporters of the banned Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) and charging them with treason.
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