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18 Feb 2018 | 3:31 pm

Cambodian Political Opposition Movement Calls For Boycott of Firms Owned by PM's Family - Radio Free Asia


Cambodian Political Opposition Movement Calls For Boycott of Firms Owned by PM's Family
Radio Free Asia
A movement started by exiled opposition lawmakers in Cambodia has launched a campaign boycotting products sold by companies owned by the family of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the country's long-time leader who is using his power to eliminate his ...

16 Feb 2018 | 3:58 pm

Cambodia Passes Lèse-Majesté Law - VOA News - Voice of America


Voice of America

Cambodia Passes Lèse-Majesté Law - VOA News
Voice of America
Cambodians will now be constitutionally obligated to “defend the motherland” and forbidden from insulting the king under a number of new legislative changes that observers say suggest a prolonged assault on civil liberties in the country. A new lèse ...

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16 Feb 2018 | 3:58 am

Cambodian Opposition Lawmakers Call For End to Persecution of Former Commune Chief - Radio Free Asia


Cambodian Opposition Lawmakers Call For End to Persecution of Former Commune Chief
Radio Free Asia
Several former opposition lawmakers in Cambodia have asked the United Nations human rights agency and other international organizations to stop a ruling party lawmaker from politically persecuting a former commune chief in the northwestern town of ...

14 Feb 2018 | 3:50 pm

Cambodia: Legislating New Tools of Repression - Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Legislating New Tools of Repression
Human Rights Watch
(New York) – Cambodia's parliament enacted amendments to the constitution and penal code that will further consolidate the ruling party's power and stifle free speech, Human Rights Watch said today. Cambodia's donors should publicly state that these ...
National Assembly passes lèse majesté law, limits to freedom of associationThe Phnom Penh Post
Gov't to Take 'Terrorist' Opposition Group to CourtVOA Khmer
No safe place for SEAsia's political refugeesAsia Times

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14 Feb 2018 | 2:37 pm

Former Opposition MPs Petition UN to Investigate Harassment Claims - VOA Khmer


VOA Khmer

Former Opposition MPs Petition UN to Investigate Harassment Claims
VOA Khmer
The petition, signed by 14 former MPs, alleged that Sin Rozeth, the former commune chief of O'Cha commune, Battambang, had been subjected to “various forms of harassment and bullying” by Chheang Vun, a leading Cambodian People's Party lawmaker. Vun had ...

14 Feb 2018 | 10:47 am

Cambodia parliament adopts lese-majeste law, prompting rights concerns - Business Insider


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Cambodia parliament adopts lese-majeste law, prompting rights concerns
Business Insider
"There is a genuine danger that this law will be abusively applied to target those who express legitimate criticism of the royal government, as has been the case in other countries, such as Thailand," Chak Sopheap, executive director at the Cambodian ...
It's now a crime to insult this country's monarchyUSA TODAY
Hun Sen's Cambodia slides even further into dictatorshipThe Sydney Morning Herald
Cambodian lawmakers approve lese majeste lawWashington Post
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14 Feb 2018 | 2:20 am

Cambodia: Free Forcibly Returned Critic of Hun Sen - Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free Forcibly Returned Critic of Hun Sen
Human Rights Watch
Forcibly returning her violates the customary international law principle of non-refoulement, which prohibits the return of anyone to a place where they would face the threat of persecution, torture, or other serious human rights violations. “Thailand ...
Extradited 'shoe thrower' Sam Sokha faces two-year prison sentenceThe Phnom Penh Post
Cambodian shoe-thrower arrested after Thailand deports herABC News
Cambodian Opposition Activist Arrested For 'Insulting' Ruling PartyRadio Free Asia
BuzzFeed News -Los Angeles Times
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8 Feb 2018 | 9:36 pm

Former Opposition Leader Defends Political Movement Against 'Terrorist' Label - VOA Khmer


VOA Khmer

Former Opposition Leader Defends Political Movement Against 'Terrorist' Label
VOA Khmer
Rainsy said the CNRM was formed to peacefully oppose the CPP in Cambodia, however, Sokha and other members of the CNRP have publicly distanced themselves from the group. Sok Eysan, CPP spokesman, said Rainsy was a “criminal” who had created an illegal ...

6 Feb 2018 | 12:14 pm

Kem Sokha's Human Rights Party decides to close - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's Human Rights Party decides to close
The Phnom Penh Post
The Human Rights Party closed yesterday of its own accord, officially removing itself from any conversation about potential challengers to the ruling party in the absence of the CNRP. The move was met with mixed responses yesterday – with some ...

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29 Jan 2018 | 6:35 pm

CNRP's predecessor parties reject GDP call to run in July election - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP's predecessor parties reject GDP call to run in July election
The Phnom Penh Post
Following the dissolution of the CNRP in November, the Candlelight Party – formerly the Sam Rainsy Party – and the Human Rights Party made it clear they would not contest the July 29 national elections. The two parties merged in 2012 to form the CNRP ...

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25 Jan 2018 | 7:00 pm