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Cambodia: Request for observers to be sent to the appeal trial of the Boeung Kak Lake human rights defenders

, Index number: ASA 23/011/2012

In this letter, human rights organizations are writing to ambassadors to Cambodia to encourage them to send high level observers to attend the June 27, 2012 appeal hearing for the 13 female Boeung Kak Lake land and housing rights activists. They were charged, tried, convicted, and sentenced on May 24, 2012 solely as a result of exercising their fundamental right to freedom of expression.

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