Civil and political rights

Freedom of association

Demonstration and riot up, but crime down

In the first semester of the year, the number of demonstration and riot up but crime down, said a report of the Phnom Penh Police Commissariat. During that period, there were 236 cases of demonstrations and riots, up 55 cases compared to the same period of ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/demonstration-and-riot-up-but-crime-down-8740

Cambodian activists, monks urge lawmakers to save endangered forest

Around 100 activists, including Buddhist monks, gathered in front of Cambodia’s parliament Monday to demand that lawmakers and the country’s Forestry Administration take action against illegal logging in endangered Prey Lang forest. ...

Prach Chev
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/forest-07062015163702.html

Group claims suit against rights worker is intimidation

The international watchdog Frontline Defenders has called on Cambodian authorities to drop a defamation lawsuit against a prominent human rights worker. Ny Chakrya, head of legal assistance for the rights group Adhoc, is facing a suit filed by two court officials in Siem Reap province last ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/group-claims-suit-against-rights-worker-is-intimidation/2850618.html

Parliamentarian rails against protests against NGO law

A ruling party lawmaker says pro-democracy and rights groups staging protests against a draft law at the National Assembly are trying to “topple the government.” On Wednesday, Chheang Vun, a lawmaker for the Cambodian People’s Party, said three days of protests over the draft are ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/parliamentarian-rails-against-protests-against-ngo-law/2846346.html

Cambodian police detain activists, rights monitor at sand dredging protest

Authorities in Cambodia on Thursday briefly detained three activists who protested in front of parliament, and a local rights group official who monitored the demonstration, calling on the government to stop a Vietnamese sand dredging company from polluting the environment in Koh Kong province. ...

Um Raingsy
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/detention-06252015181117.html

Senior diplomat calls NGO law unnecessary

A senior US diplomat has raised concerns over a proposed law to govern NGOs in Cambodia. Hor Namhong told reporters Tuesday the draft law is not meant to impose undue burdens on NGOs. Civil society will have a chance to comment on the draft when ...

Neou Vannarin
http://bit.ly/1MjhDl7

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