After strikes by garment workers and political rallies the government of Hun Sen banned public protests and violently shut a free speech area in the capital.
Residents of a Phnom Penh neighborhood have had their land taken away by the government. Protesters like Yorm Bopha, a young mother, are trying to do something about it.
Calling for an investigation into alleged cheating, Cambodia's opposition has rejected its narrow loss to long-time Prime Minister Hun Sen's party.
Sam Rainsy's pardon comes after US lawmakers threatened this week to cut aid to Cambodia if the elections were not free and fair.
Economically Cambodia is turning a corner, but President Obama took a firm line on Cambodia’s human rights abuses and corruption on his visit to Phnom Penh Monday.