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Investigations Will Proceed, Hun Sen Says

Phnom Penh Municipal Court of­­ficials will not drop criminal defamation charges against several activists and may re-arrest any who act “arrogantly,” Prime Min­ister Hun...

NGO Expresses Concern Over Defamation Laws

The country’s existing defamation laws have been abused by gov­ernment officials and defamation should be removed from the future criminal code to ensure freedom...

Activists Who Fled Refuse To Write to Hun Sen

Three activists who fled the country to avoid jail on defamation charges have said they will not write letters to Prime Minister Hun Sen...

Charges Are Being Dropped, Hun Sen Says

In an apparent about-face Tues­day, Prime Minister Hun Sen said he is working to drop charges against activists implicated in criminal defamation lawsuits that...

Released Activists Say They Will Persist in Work

Despite warnings from Prime Minister Hun Sen to end their criticism, the five activists released on bail last week said they would con­tin­ue working...

Over 100 March in Memory of Chea Vichea Memory

Marking the second anniversary of union leader Chea Vichea’s as­sassination, more than 100 union and NGO workers marched Sun­day from the Free Trade Union...

Doubts Raised Over Standards of KR Tribunal

New York-based rights group Hu­man Rights Watch has questioned whether the long-awaited Khmer Rouge tribunal will meet in­ternational standards, given a series of what...

Leftover Aid Money May Fund KR Tribunal

An adviser to the government’s Khmer Rouge tribunal taskforce said Thursday that several countries have agreed to use aid money for Cambodia left over...

Released Critics Say They’ll Stay the Course

On Mam Sonando’s desk Wed­nesday, a small Cambodian flag stood next to an American flag; on the office walls were pictures of US President...

RCAF Site Handed Over for KR Tribunal

Senior RCAF officials handed over two of the three buildings at their national headquarters in Kan­dal province to members of the gov­ernment’s Khmer Rouge...

Four Detainees Are Freed From Prey Sar on Bail

Four men charged with defamation over criticism of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the government were released on bail Tuesday afternoon, prompting more than...

75 Montagnards Found Hiding in R’kiri Jungle

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has located 75 Mon­tagnard asylum-seekers hiding in the jungles of Ratanakkiri prov­ince, officials said Sunday. In Bokeo district,...

Draft Law Provides for Jail Time for Defamation

Under a draft penal code to be submitted to the National As­semb­­ly in April, defamation would remain an offense punishable by jail, a Justice...

Yeng Virak Is Released From Prison on Bail

Community Legal Education Cen­ter Director Yeng Virak was re­leased from Prey Sar prison on bail Wednesday, though officials said he would still face a...

After Arrests, Groups Are More Cautious

Despite repeated statements by government officials that freedom of expression is not under attack, several organizations that have seen their leaders detained on de­famation...

Gov’t Human Rights Committee Receives Medals

As international criticism of the government’s recent moves to si­lence opposition voices continued, mem­bers of the government’s hu­man rights committee received med­als and celebrated...

World Bank: Arrests May Deter Investors

The World Bank warned on Monday that the government’s on­going detentions of leading figures from the political opposition, trade unions, the media and NGOs...

Protesters Release Birds Outside Prey Sar Prison

More than 50 people, including human rights workers, NGO officials and a union leader, gathered outside Prey Sar prison on Sat­ur­day morning to call...

Arrest Criticism Grows, Gov’t Plans Defense

Amnesty International has called for the release of Cambodian Cen­ter for Human Rights President Kem Sokha, CCHR Deputy Direc­tor Pa Nguon Teang and Commun­ity...

Court Charges Activist, Sends Him to Prison

Cambodian Center for Human Rights Deputy Director Pa Nguon Teang was sent to Prey Sar prison after being charged with defamation by Phnom Penh...