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Cambodia: Stop silencing critical commentary on COVID-19: Joint statement

, Index number: ASA 23/4183/2021

Amnesty International, along with eleven other international human rights organizations, call on the Cambodian government to immediately stop its assault on freedom of expression in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent months, the government has warned against public criticism of its actions, prevented independent journalists from reporting on the pandemic, prosecuted individuals for criticising the inoculation campaign, and threatened journalists and social media users with legal actions on the spurious grounds of provoking “turmoil in society.”

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