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Beehive Radio owner loses appeal

The Phnom Penh Court of Appeal ruled Friday that Beehive Radio owner Mam Sonando should continue serving his 20-year sentence for sedition. On October 1, the radio station owner was sentenced to 20 years in jail and fined 10 million riel in relation to a ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=YTZiOTk5ZWRhYmVlZGZjZWIxNGVhOWNhOTA3ODQ3

Asean declaration allows Cambodia to flout human rights, warn campaigners

Human rights groups in Cambodia fear a new south-east Asian declaration of human rights could conversely offer the government in Phnom Penh a figleaf to clamp down on dissent. Cambodia signed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) human rights declaration on Sunday, two days ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/nov/23/asean-declaration-cambodia-flout-human-rights

Insight: Land conflict, impunity dims Cambodia's awakening

Cambodia’s transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia’s most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/us-cambodia-protests-idUSBRE8AB17J20121112

Silencing the Voice of Dissent

Before its owner was arrested in July on charges of insurrection, Beehive radio had hit the consciousness of few outside Cambodia. While international rights groups and press watchdogs were quick to jump on a story of political posturing and the quashing of free speech in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012103159489/National-news/silencing-the-voice-of-dissent.html

Jailed Radio Station Owner Launches Appeal

Mam Sonando, the independent radio station owner whose jailing for 20 years earlier this month provoked international condemnation of the country’s courts, has launched an appeal, his wife and a prison official said yesterday. Mr. Sonando, the owner of Beehive Radio, was convicted by the Phnom ...

Hun Sen Alludes to Mam Sonando in Warning Message

Journalists, NGO workers and politicians are not immune to the long arm of the law if they flout it, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday as he distributed land titles in Kampot province. Mr. Hun Sen’s comments come 10 days after independent radio station owner Mam ...

Frequency of criticism

Officials from four government bodies along with a personal adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged two US government-funded radio stations to be more professional and law-abiding during a closed-door meeting at the Council of Ministers. While little information was forthcoming regarding the content of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159250/National-news/cambodian-government-objects-to-american-backed-radio-content.html

PM defends Sonando verdict

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lashed out at critics of the Mam Sonando verdict, saying outsiders shouldn’t be seeking the release of a prisoner. Speaking to hundreds of villagers at a land title ceremony held in Chhuok district of Kampot province, Hun Sen defended the guilty verdict handed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159243/National-news/pm-defends-sonando-verdict.html

Habitat Day Marked by capital's evictees

Evictees wearing small model houses on their heads to symbolize their struggles marched to the National Assembly yesterday to ask authorities to intervene to stop more forced evictions. About 400 representatives of 40 communities across the capital joined human rights activists at the former Dey Krahorm eviction site ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100959176/National-news/habitat-day-marked-by-capitals-evictees.html

Backers ask King to set Sonando free

Members of the Association of Democrats, the group led by jailed activist and Beehive Radio owner Mam Sonando, rallied in front of the Royal Palace yesterday to deliver petitions appealing for his release. Huon Phannary, the deputy secretary-general of the association, said yesterday that nearly 100 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100959177/National-news/backers-ask-king-to-set-sonando-free.html

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