PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A lawyer for Cambodia's military has filed a lawsuit against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy a day after the prime minister said he should be charged with treason
The lawyer says the complaint filed Thursday accusations Sam Rainsy of inciting the military to follow the orders, insulting military leaders and causing depression of the armed forces.
In a Facebook post this week, Sam Rainsy called on soldiers not to obey any "dictators" if they are ordered to shoot innocent people. Prime Minister Hun Sen took issue with the post.
Sam Rainsy lives in exile. His first political party was the last one, meaning Hun Sen will face no serious opposition in next year's election.
The government has sought to neutralize opponents and critics ahead of the polls.