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Former Opposition Official Detained

Cambodian authorities for the first time invoked a discredited 2017 Supreme Court ruling to arrest a former opposition official in Kampot province, Human Rights Watch said today.

Cambodia: Activists Charged for Participating in Memorial

Cambodian authorities should drop all charges and release people arrested for commemorating the third anniversary of the killing of the political commentator Kem Ley, Human Rights Watch said today.

Cambodia: Holding a Media Summit Without Media Freedom

Participants Should Call for Free Expression, Press Freedom.

Cambodia: Over 145 Opposition Members Summoned

End Renewed Crackdown on Dissolved Party

Cambodia: Investigate Land Activist’s ‘Disappearance’

Preah Vihear Authorities Should Urgently Produce Sum Moeun.

Thailand: Don’t Return Cambodian Dissident

The Thai government should not forcibly return the dissident Rath Rott Mony to Cambodia, Human Rights Watch said today. There are strong reasons to believe that Mony would face politically motivated prosecution, wrongful detention, and ill-treatment in Cambodia.

Repeal of Abusive Associations Rule

The Cambodian government’s revocation of a repressive regulation on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) should jump-start genuine efforts to repeal all laws that restrict basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

CSOs call on authorities to step up the fight against endemic impunity in Cambodia

On the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, we, the undersigned civil society groups and communities, condemn the ongoing impunity enjoyed by perpetrators of crimes against journalists and human rights defenders in Cambodia, and urge the authorities to take immediate action to ensure the effective, independent, and transparent investigations of all crimes.

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

Politically Motivated Solitary Detention Heightens Health Concerns.

Cambodia: July 29 Elections Not Genuine

Banning Main Opposition Party Makes Vote Meaningless.

Cambodia: Answer Demands for Justice in Kem Ley Murder 

Cambodian authorities have yet to carry out a credible, impartial investigation into the murder of prominent political commentator Dr. Kem Ley two years ago, Human Rights Watch said today.

Cambodia: Hun Sen’s Abusive Generals

Cambodia’s increasingly dictatorial, one-party rule is underpinned by generals in the security forces who are responsible for serious and systematic human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report.

Cambodia: Release Ex-Radio Free Asia Journalists

Now Held for Six Months on Politically Motivated Espionage Charges

Cambodia: Quash Baseless Convictions Against Opposition

Cambodian authorities should quash the politically motivated “insurrection” convictions against 11 members, supporters, and activists of Cambodia’s now dissolved main opposition party, Human Rights Watch said today.

Cambodia’s Imaginary Enemies

Jorge Luis Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings has a real-world equivalent in Cambodia. Call it the Book of Imaginary Enemies. This imagined book would tell tales of government attacks against rights activists, journalists and other peaceful critics deemed a threat to the government.