Rights of the accused
Party leader files suit over misuse of funds
Cambodia Youth Party leader Pich Sros filed a lawsuit on Friday against activist monk But Buntenh and Pa Nguon Teang, founder of the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media, accusing the pair of embezzling money from the late Kem Ley’s funeral fund. ...
Andrew Nachemson and Mech Dara
Free the detained five, UN urges
A United Nations expert has called on the government to immediately release human rights and National Election Committee officials who have been controversially accused of bribing a witness.“The charges are seen as politically motivated and in November 2016, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ...
Cambodia blocks outside doctors from treating jailed opposition senator
Cambodian authorities are refusing to allow doctors from the human rights group Licadho to visit a jailed opposition lawmaker held at Prey Sar prison in the capital Phnom Penh, claiming the facility already provides adequate care, sources said. ...
Court orders continued detention of opposition senator
The Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s decision to jail an opposition senator, who is accused of posting false border maps online, an offense Prime Minister Hun Sen has likened to “treason.” ...
Judge questions environmental activists at prison
A Koh Kong provincial judge on Wednesday questioned three activists who were arrested late Monday—not in the courtroom, but in the prison where they are being held. ...
Rights advocates urge swift passage of Law on Juvenile Detention
Rights groups say the Cambodian government should prioritize the passage of a law that would provide better guidance on the treatment of juveniles by the court system. ...