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US rights group calls for end to prosecutions of opposition officials, activists

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Cambodian authorities to end “baseless” convictions of former opposition officials and activists ahead of this year’s general election. The prominent US-based rights group said in a statement on Monday that the authorities should throw out the cases against 11 ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/us-rights-group-calls-for-end-to-prosecutions-of-opposition-officials-activists/4386512.html

HRW: gov’t failing refugee convention obligations for Montagnards

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a report on the continuous persecution of Montagnards in Vietnam, condemning the Cambodian government for denying asylum to those fleeing into the Kingdom. ...

Donald Lee
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12626/hrw--gov---t-failing-refugee-convention-obligations-for-montagnards/

Gov’t rebukes HRW director

As the ruling party prepares this week to elect a president and deputy president following Chea Sim’s death on June 8, the Ministry of Interior has lashed out at an international rights group that last week linked Sim to Khmer Rouge abuses. Though he was lauded ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-rebukes-hrw-director

Cambodia: New crackdown on protesters

The Cambodian government is carrying out a new wave of arrests of opposition party and social activists. Cambodia’s donors should speak out against the government’s harassment, arbitrary detention, and summary trials of peaceful protesters and the government should end the crackdown. The crackdown has ...

Human Rights Watch News Staff
http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/11/13/cambodia-new-crackdown-protesters

High-level officials to get raises

Prime Minister Hun Sen is set for a monthly salary hike of more than $900 as part of sweeping changes to senior government and high-ranking civil servant bonuses, according to a new sub-decree. The document, dated October 13 and obtained by the Post yesterday, states that ...

Pech Sotheary and Shane Worrell
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/high-level-officials-get-raises

Cambodian authorities take two more opposition MPs into custody

Thursday while a court summoned its deputy chief for questioning following violent clashes when party supporters tried to force the reopening of Freedom Park in the capital. Elected members of parliament Nut Rumduol and Long Ry were taken into custody by policemen in plain clothes from ...

Parameswaran Ponnudurai
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/violence-07172014203608.html

Cambodia’s Defense of Rights Record at UN Review Slammed

Foreign donors should push Cambodia’s government to end its human rights abuses as part of its bid to maintain political control of the nation, a rights group said Wednesday, after Phnom Penh allegedly snubbed recommendations by foreign governments to improve the country’s rights record. Representatives of ...

Joshua Lipes
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/review-07022014161641.html

Rights group says US military support breaches Congress bill

U.S.-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday released a report claiming that Washington’s ongoing support for Cambodian security forces is inconsistent with U.S. Congress directives regarding aid to Cambodia. HRW charges that last month’s 10-day Angkor Sentinel military exercise, undertaken by members of the ...

Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rights-group-says-us-military-support-breaches-congress-bill-59227/

Cambodia sends 13 to prison for insurrection plot

A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced 13 men to prison terms ranging from five to nine years for plotting to overthrow the government in a case that was criticized by a human rights group as a political setup. The men were members of a self-styled Khmer ...

ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cambodia-sends-13-prison-insurrection-plot-23286155

Verdict today for Kbal Thnal six

In anticipation of today’s scheduled Municipal Court verdict for six men facing charges of violence and property damage in connection with a September clash on Phnom Penh’s Kbal Thnal overpass, rights groups yesterday called for their acquittal. A statement from Human Rights Watch (HRW) released yesterday ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/verdict-today-kbal-thnal-six

Rights groups call for release of ‘scapegoats’

Rights groups and the United Nations yesterday urged the Supreme Court to drop the case against two men widely believed to have been wrongfully convicted of the slaying of unionist Chea Vichea when it convenes this morning. Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun were re-arrested in ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rights-groups-call-release-%E2%80%98scapegoats%E2%80%99

The price of land development in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, a city once fabled for its stately colonial buildings and boulevards, and its serene riverside setting, is becoming a city of glaring contrasts. An economy left in ruins by the years of war and violent revolution in the 1970s and 80s grew at a ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21973412

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