Statement from U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh on the Kem Sokha verdict

On 3 March 2023, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh issued a statement on the Kem Sokha verdict. The United States is deeply troubled by the conviction of respected Cambodian political leader Kem Sokha. The multi-year process to silence Kem Sokha, based on a fabricated conspiracy, is a miscarriage of justice. Denying Kem Sokha and other political figures their freedom of expression and association undermines Cambodia’s constitution, international commitments, and past progress to develop as a pluralist and inclusive society. The U.S. embassy calls on authorities to allow all Cambodians to enjoy their universal human rights of peaceful assembly and free expression and to participate in building a truly democratic system.

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia

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