PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Fourteen anti-government activists have been granted pardons that will free them from long prison terms, the latest in a series of releases engineered by Prime Minister Hun Sen after his party's election sweep last month.

The 14, including at least 11 former members of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, were convicted of insurrection in connection with a street protest four years ago that turned violent.

A court spokesman said King Norodom Sihamoni signed the pardons Monday at the request of Hun Sen.

The group includes three former opposition members sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly leading the protest.

Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party swept the July 29 general election after pro-government courts last year dissolved the Cambodian National Rescue Party, the only credible opposition grouping.