Cambodia: Latest detention of women land activists: Rights groups call for immediate release, condemn government’s ongoing persecution of human rights defenders

Index Number: ASA 23/015/2012

In this open letter human rights organizations call for the immediate release of land and housing rights activists, Yorm Bopha and Tim Sakmony, who were arrested on 4 September and 5 September 2012, respectively, on dubious charges. The women appear to be the latest targets of the Cambodian authorities’ use of seemingly trumped-up criminal charges to intimidate Cambodia’s human rights defenders and social activists.

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