Tag: Kem Sokha

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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What the Latest Crackdown in Cambodia Means

What the Latest Crackdown in Cambodia Means

We signal the op-ed of September 14, 2017 appeared on the New York Times about the recent clampdown in Cambodia. The author is Mu Sochua, vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), member of the National Assembly of Cambodia and of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty. PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Kem Sokha, the leader of the opposition Cambodia National

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European Parliament urgent resolution on Cambodia

European Parliament urgent resolution on Cambodia

The European Parliament, –  having regard to its previous resolutions on Cambodia, –  having regard to the local EU statements of 5 September 2017 on the closure of the Cambodia Daily, of 30 June 2017 on the release of five human rights defenders, and of 22 February 2017 on the political situation in Cambodia, and to the statements by the Spokesperson of

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France 24 interviews Sam Rainsy

France 24 interviews Sam Rainsy

GCRL Honorary Member Sam Rainsy spoke at France 24 about the crackdown in Cambodia. On September 3rd, the president of Cambodia’s main opposition party, Kem Sokha MP, was arrested in his home in Phnom Penh for “treason”. On week later, on September 11th, the National Assembly, dominated by the ruling party, voted to scrap Kem Sokha of his parliamentary immunity. He

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Arrest of Kem Sokha in Cambodia is yet another attack on human rights and the rule of law

Arrest of Kem Sokha in Cambodia is yet another attack on human rights and the rule of law

In the early hours of Sunday 3 September, the President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha MP and member of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transnational, was arrested in his home in Phnom Penh on charges of “treason” and plotting against the nation by colluding “with foreign countires”. The news was spread by the Cambodia Daily, the independent newspaper that will

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