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Cambodia: Summit leaders should push Cambodia on human rights failures

, Index number: ASA 23/019/2012

As world leaders gather in Cambodia, they should be aware that they have arrived in a country that has a darker side, as this document explains. It focuses on Mam Sonando, a journalist and human rights defender serving 20 years in jail. His case symbolises a disturbing deterioration in Cambodia’s human rights situation: a crackdown on freedom of expression amid widespread conflicts over land ownership and forced evictions. Countless communities have been affected by land conflict and their supporters face harassment, arrest, legal action and violence.

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