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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

Opposition Activists Convicted of Insurrection

Three opposition activists were sentenced to 20 years in prison and eight others received seven-year terms Tuesday over a 2014 clash between protesters and security guards at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park that was deemed an insurrection.

July 22, 2015

CNRP Activists Convicted on Insurrection Charges

Eleven CNRP activists standing trial on insurrection charges over their roles in a violent protest on July 15 last year were found guilty by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday afternoon and sentenced to between seven and 20 years in prison.

July 21, 2015

Court to Fast-Track Trial of ‘Insurrectionists’

A year after a protest at Freedom Park that turned violent and was labeled an attempted insurrection, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday announced that it would fast-track the trial of 11 men arrested in its aftermath and ordered them not to leave the country.

July 21, 2015

Wanted Tycoon Arrested at Phnom Penh Airport

Sok Bun, the real-estate mogul wanted for the brutal assault of a female television personality earlier this month, was arrested at Phnom Penh International Airport on Saturday morning, according to an Interior Ministry official.

July 18, 2015

Gov’t: Foreigners Banned From Protesting

Foreigners who join protests against the government will now be subject to arrest and deportation, Phnom Penh’s governor and the government’s spokesman said yesterday, in the latest effort by the CPP to curb outside influence in the country’s political affairs.

July 18, 2015
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