Cambodia: Prisoners of conscience
Kim Sen (Kim San); Meas Minear: These two human rights workers are to go on trial on 8 July 1999, charged with inciting demonstrators to use violence. The charges relate to riots in the coastal town of Sihanoukville in November 1998, following the dumping of toxic waste. Amnesty International's own investigations have found no evidence against them, and believes the charges against them are politically motivated. They work for the Cambodian human rights group LICADHO (Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights) and if convicted, they would be considered prisoners of conscience.