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Drop journalists’ ‘espionage’ charges, urges rights group

Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement on Wednesday urging Cambodian authorities to drop espionage charges which it deemed politically motivated against two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists and free them of court supervision. But Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin dismissed the statement ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drop-journalists-espionage-charges-urges-rights-group

Cambodia: over 145 opposition members summoned

Cambodian authorities should immediately end the harassment of former opposition party members and their supporters, Human Rights Watch said today. European Union officials arriving in Cambodia on June 3, 2019 to review the Cambodian government’s rights record in connection with the Everything but Arms (EBA) trade privileges should ...

Human Rights Watch
https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/06/02/cambodia-over-145-opposition-members-summoned

Missing land activist found

A land activist involved in a dispute who disappeared in January reunited with his wife in Phnom Penh on Friday. Sum Meun disappeared in Oddar Meanchey province on January 20, with Human Rights Watch (HRW) calling on the government to reveal his whereabouts, while a ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/missing-land-activist-found

HRW urges authorities to reveal activist whereabouts

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Cambodian authorities to immediately reveal the whereabouts of a land activist who was “forcibly disappeared” in Preah Vihear province. It said it was the first time such a thing had occurred since the country was ruled by a single ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hrw-urges-authorities-reveal-activist-whereabouts

HRW to EU: End migrant abuse

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the European Union (EU) to renew efforts to eliminate forced labour and other abusive treatment within the Thai fishing industry, noting that a large number of workers were from Cambodia and Myanmar. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hrw-eu-end-migrant-abuse

Officials dismiss HRW report

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the National Police have dismissed complaints by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that high-ranking members of the armed forces campaigned for it before and during the election period – a violation of the Cambodian constitution. ...

Meas Sokchea and Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-dismiss-hrw-report

Gov’t mocks Human Rights Watch over appeal for journalists’ release

The rights group, HRW, had called for the release of Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, two Radio Free Asia reporters who were jailed on treason charges for allegedly continuing to work for RFA after it had left the country under government pressure. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/government-mocks-human-rights-watch-over-appeal-for-journalists-release/4396640.html

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

International groups slam NGO and media closures

International condemnation for the government’s continued clampdown on NGOs and independent media organisations continued to flow in over the weekend, with Human Rights Watch (HRW) calling it an “escalating campaign of politically-motivated harassment, intimidation, and legal action”. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/international-groups-slam-ngo-and-media-closures

Human rights watch slams ‘neither free nor fair’ elections

Human Rights Watch (HRW), long one of the government’s harshest critics, on Tuesday condemned the June 4 commune elections as “neither free nor fair” and called for urgent reforms to safeguard next year’s national election. ...

Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/human-rights-watch-slams-neither-free-nor-fair-elections-131317/

Sugar company's compensation deals leave families bitter in Kampong Speu

In 2010, more than 1,500 families in Kampong Speu’s Oral district were evicted from the land they had cultivated since the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 to make way for a Phnom Penh Sugar Company mega-plantation.   ...

Jack Davies and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sugar-companys-compensation-deals-leave-families-bitter-kampong-speu

HRW slams government over lawmaker attack case

The investigation and trial following the brutal attack on two opposition lawmakers by members of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s personal bodyguard unit last year has all the hallmarks of a “blatant cover-up,” according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday. ...

Khy Sovuthy and George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/topstory/hrw-slams-govt-over-lawmaker-attack-case-113110/

Meeting touts new approach to rehab

Officials from provinces across the country gathered in Banteay Meanchey yesterday and the day before to learn about alternative community-based drug rehabilitation services and vocational training, anti-drug officials said.   ...

Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/meeting-touts-new-approach-rehab

NGOs vow to continue union law opposition

Following the passage of the controversial trade union law on Monday, international rights groups say they will continue to oppose the legislation, which will now move to the Senate for approval. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-vow-continue-union-law-opposition

Drug center will not pursue 18 still free after mass escape

After more than 40 men broke out of a Phnom Penh drug rehabilitation cen­ter on Friday, officials said this week that they have called off efforts to arrest 18 es­capees who remain at large, in­stead asking for their families to re­turn them voluntarily.   ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/drug-center-will-not-pursue-18-still-free-after-mass-escape-108129/

HRW says PM’s bodyguards beat lawmakers

In a report released last week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) came to the predictable—and mostly well-supported—conclusion that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government was failing in its duty to protect its people. ...

Ben Sokhean and Colin Meyn
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hrw-says-pms-bodyguards-beat-lawmakers-106974/

Rights group blasts government over events in 2015

Human Rights Watch (HRW), long one of the most strident critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling party, again slammed the government on Wednesday for its failure to uphold human rights in Cam­bodia, with the release of its World Report 2016. ...

Colin Meyn
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rights-group-blasts-government-over-events-in-2015-106656/

New maid training DIY

Cambodian recruitment agencies are drawing up more extensive training programs for maids being sent to Malaysia following a lifting of a ban on the practice in December. ...

Sen David and Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-maid-training-diy

Despite progress, draft union law has major flaws: HRW

After seven years under discussion and a series of drastic edits, the Trade Union Law is inching closer to being passed by the National Assembly. Human Rights Watch yesterday issued a statement on the latest draft of the union law, saying that while it ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18829/despite-progress--draft-union-law-has-major-flaws--hrw/

Rights group: Drop warrant for Cambodia opposition leader

An international rights group Saturday called the warrant for the arrest of Cambodia’s opposition leader in a years-old defamation case “politically motivated”, saying it should be dropped immediately. ...

Turkish Weekly News Staff
http://www.turkishweekly.net/2015/11/14/news/rights-group-drop-warrant-for-cambodia-opposition-leader/

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