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Court Upholds Sentences for KNLF Members

The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s controversial verdict against seven men—members of an anti-CPP advocacy group that has been labeled a terrorist organization—who were given seven to eight years in jail for plotting to overthrow the government.

August 1, 2015

Adhoc Tells Bar Request for Case Files Ordinary

Rights group Adhoc has hit back at accusations from the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia that it interferes in judicial proceedings involving its lawyers, saying that the group had merely requested that a backlog of case files be moved from the home of one lawyer to its offices.

August 1, 2015

Officials Reject Claim That Army Belongs to CPP

Military, government and ruling party officials on Thursday distanced themselves from deputy military commander Chea Dara’s comments this week that the “army belongs to the Cambodian People’s Party,” insisting that the military remains neutral.

July 31, 2015

Chinese Man Arrested ‘Trafficking’ Laborers

A Chinese man was arrested by anti-human trafficking police at Phnom Penh International Airport on Thursday as he prepared to board a flight to China with 18 Cambodian men he had organized to work illegally in a garment factory near the Burmese border, police said.

July 31, 2015

Military Seeks More Money From Private Firms

More than five years after Prime Minister Hun Sen launched a government patronage initiative pairing private companies with military units, Defense Minister Tea Banh led a workshop Wednesday asking companies to keep the money coming.

July 30, 2015

Bar Association Accuses Rights Monitor of Legal Interference

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia on Tuesday wrote to local rights group Adhoc accusing its head of monitoring, Ny Chakrya, of flouting legal practice by ordering the NGO’s lawyers to hand over for examination all documents relating to cases they defend.

July 29, 2015

Sokha Visits Activists, Calls for Release on Appeal

As CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha visited the 11 opposition activists serving jail terms for “insurrection” at Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said the seven- to 20-year sentences handed down to them last week were “very light.”

July 28, 2015

No Bail for Woman in Murder Plot Case

The ex-wife of one of the country’s richest men—jailed in January over a plot to rape and murder the wife and daughter of Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol—was denied bail by the Supreme Court on Friday, lawyers said.

July 25, 2015

France a Better Place to Fight Convictions: Rainsy

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Thursday that he will be more able to fight the recent imprisonment of CNRP activists from abroad, while a prominent member of the opposition said the jailings could be a sign of worse things to come before the next elections.

July 24, 2015

CNRP Says Convictions Violate Political Deal

The conviction on Tuesday of 11 opposition activists on charges of insurrection—labeled “absurd” and a “travesty” by rights groups—contradicts the political agreement that ended a yearlong political deadlock last July, the CNRP said in a statement Wednesday.

July 23, 2015
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