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The extreme restrictions on civil and political rights implemented since 2017 intensified, with the new State of Emergency Law adding to a legal framework which severely impinges upon human rights. Human rights defenders, peaceful demonstrators and members of the banned opposition party continued...
Cambodia Detention

Cambodia: Former journalists charged with espionage

Two former journalists for US-based Radio Free Asia in Cambodia were detained in the capital, Phnom Penh in November 2017 on trumped-up charges of espionage. They have been denied bail. If convicted, they face up to 15 years’ imprisonment. Amnesty International considers them prisoners of...