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Cambodia: Arrest of newspaper editor Nguon Non

, Index number: ASA 23/012/1994

Nguon Non, 55-year-old editor of a Khmer-language newspaper Damnoeng Pil Proek ("Morning News"), was arrested on 8 July in connection with articles which appeared in the 8 July edition of his newspaper about the failed coup attempt of 2 July. AI believes that he is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression. AI is also concerned about the fairness of pre-trial proceedings against Nguon Non and about the impartiality of the presiding judge. AI is calling for his immediate release.

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