U.S. deputy secretary of state visits Cambodia amid worsening rights record

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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman arrived in Cambodia on Tuesday for the second leg of a regional tour, making her the most senior U.S. official to visit China’s closest ally in Southeast Asia in almost a decade. The deputy secretary of state’s trip comes amid an ongoing crackdown on opposition figures and against rights activists for speaking up about issues such as illegal logging. Sherman, who is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Hun Sen, civil society groups and journalists, has faced calls from rights groups for her to bring up human rights and the country…

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