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Cambodia scorns US sanctions against senior military officer

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia --- Cambodia s military has reacted with scorn to an announcement by the United States that it has blacklisted an important senior army officer over human rights abuses, blocking his access to any assets in the US. The Treasury Department announced sanctions Tuesday against Gen. Bun Hieng, commander of Cambodia s Prime Minister Bodyguard Unit, which it said had been engaged in serious human rights violations for at least the past 21 years, including a 1997 incident in which a US citize

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