Cambodia: CSOs call on Appeal Court to overturn the unjust conviction of land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny
Human rights Defender Tep Vanny was convicted on charges of intentional violence with aggravating circumstances based on her peaceful activism at a 2013 protest, for which she received a draconian sentence of two years and six months’ imprisonment on 23 February 2017. On 27 July, the Phnom Penh Appeal court will hear her appeal. 27 domestic and international CSOs, including Amnesty International, call for the conviction to be overturned, and for Tep Vanny to be immediately and unconditionally released. They also call for an end to judicial harassment against her.