Two senior members of Cambodia’s main opposition Candlelight Party were arrested in Phnom Penh this week, prompting condemnation from the party. The arrests come as part of an ongoing crackdown against political opposition members ahead of Senate elections on February 25. The party accused authorities of arresting the men without showing a warrant, calling it an attempt to intimidate people from participating in political activities. The party called for the release of the arrested members and an end to persecution against its leaders and activists. The arrests were made on fraud charges, although opposition activists claim there is no clear evidence.