Cambodia: Upcoming Human Rights Council session crucial as coordinated assault on political opposition, media and civil society continues ahead of 2018 election

The Cambodian government must immediately end its escalating assault on opposition, media and civil society groups in the lead up to the 2018 general election, Amnesty International said today. Since commune elections were held on 4 June 2017, the government has used a variety of regulatory and criminal laws to move aggressively against the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), independent media, and local and international civil society groups. The 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in September must result in a strong, effective, and principled response from the international community.

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