Tag: Kem Sokha

Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Protecting Kem Sokha and Democracy in Cambodia

Under the leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the only opposition party in parliament, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arbitrarily dissolved in 2017 and its leader, Kem Sokha, arrested. This set the scene for rigged elections in July 2018, with all of the seats in the National Assembly being won by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

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Sam Rainsy confirmed as Acting President of the CNRP

Sam Rainsy confirmed as Acting President of the CNRP

To avoid the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) being paralyzed at the leadership level after being arbitrarily dissolved by the Phnom Penh authorities, and with its President Kem Sokha being held under house arrest, the vast majority of the party’s officials and activists who can be contacted and accept to publicly express their will, have designated Sam Rainsy as Acting

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Cambodia’s repression intensifies

Cambodia’s repression intensifies

In the face of growing international pressure aiming to re-establish democracy in Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen has found no better response than to adopt new measures to neutralize the final elements of the opposition and to make restoring democracy even more difficult. This is a real insult to the international community, notably the European Union, which is threatening the

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Appeal for the release of Kem Sokha

Appeal for the release of Kem Sokha

On August 30th, a Cambodian court extended for six months the pre-trial detention of Kem Sokha, President of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) and member of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) like Sam Rainsy and the entire parliamentary opposition of the south-east asian country. The CNRP was outlawed on November 16, 2017 with a politically motivated ruling

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Report of the Radical Party’s mission to Cambodia

Report of the Radical Party’s mission to Cambodia

On July 29, legislative elections were held in Cambodia, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia, ruled for 33 years by former Khmer Rouge Hun Sen with his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). The polls delivered an largely predicted victory to the ruling party CPP and another five years of Prime ministership to Hun Sen. The predictability of the outcome was

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Celebration of Human Rights Day in Lyon

Celebration of Human Rights Day in Lyon

The Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty celebrated Human Rights Day, December 10th, in a pagode at Pusignan, by the city of Lyon, France. The event was attended by members of the disbanded Cambodian opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and people form the Cambodian community. Some 250 people, including former CNRP leader Rainsy Sam, Saumura Tioulong, Sothavarin Men and

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Today democracy dies in Cambodia. Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent continues

Today democracy dies in Cambodia. Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent continues

[version française en bas] Statement by the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) on the dissolution of the main opposition party in Cambodia. This morning, with elections scheduled for June 2018, Cambodia’s Supreme Court, composed of members politically close to the Governing Party led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, decided to dissolve the main opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue Party

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Cambodian democracy under threat from moves against opposition, UN expert warns

Cambodian democracy under threat from moves against opposition, UN expert warns

GENEVA (12 October 2017) – Civil and political rights in Cambodia are deteriorating rapidly, with deeply worrying implications for forthcoming elections and the future of democracy in the country, a United Nations human rights expert has said. The stark warning from the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Cambodia comes after the Ministry of Interior began legal proceedings

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