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Kingdom of Cambodia: Sam Rainsy MP: concern for the safety of an elected representative

, Index number: ASA 23/009/1995

AI is concerned for the safety of Sam Rainsy, an elected member of the Cambodian National Assembly and prominent critic of the Royal Cambodian Government. He has been expelled from his political party FUNCINPEC and is being threatened with expulsion from the Cambodian National Assembly. He and his family have received death threats in the last year, some of them apparently emanating from within the government. A recent crackdown on freedom of expression in Cambodia has been accompanied by violations against people advocating views critical of the government.

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