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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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/party-leader-files-suit-over-misuse-funds

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 ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34820/free-the-detained-five--un-urges/

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. ...

Morm Moniroth
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/doctors-09302015160023.html

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.” ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/court-orders-continued-detention-of-opposition-senator/2942351.html

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