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Exiled Cambodian opposition figure refused boarding onto Paris-Bangkok flight

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By Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition founder Sam Rainsy, who has vowed to return to his home country, said he had been prevented on Thursday from checking-in for a flight from Paris to Bangkok, a Reuters witness said.

Rainsy told Reuters Thai Airways had been requested to refuse his boarding and that he would not be deterred from trying again.

(Reporting by Lucien Libert; Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Richard Lough)