The Dutch national who was among 10 people arrested for pornographic dancing in Cambodia last month has been released by a Cambodian court.
The ongoing imprisonment of two former RFA reporters held for three months on charges of “espionage” is “unjustified” and in violation of Cambodia’s constitutional right to freedom of expression, a consortium of journalist organizations said Tuesday, calling for their “immediate release.”
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Two Cambodian environmental activists who had received one-year jail sentences, partly suspended, for charges arising from photographing the controversial practice of commercial sand dredging, were released from prison on Wednesday.
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In its annual report signed yesterday, the Cambodian National Council for Women lauded the government’s efforts to increase gender equality throughout society, though women’s rights activists today raised doubts about the achievements.
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By selling off huge tracts of municipal land to foreign property developers, Cambodia is upgrading its infrastructure and testing the limits of urban cohesion.
In July last year, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen gave a speech to his supporters shortly after his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) suffered unexpected losses in local elections.
Refugee rights groups have expressed grave concerns that Thailand’s recent extradition of Cambodian refugee Sam Sokha could set a “dangerous precedent” and impact the scores of opposition figures currently seeking refuge in Thailand.
On Feb. 12, Sam Rainsy spoke with RFA Khmer Service reporter Vuthy Huot via Skype from Australia where he is conducting a political campaign to seek support for the CNRM.
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Cambodia has deported seven of the ten foreign tourists charged with producing pornography.
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Phnom Penh — During the 21 months he spent imprisoned in the secret Khmer Rouge prison code-named S-21, Bou Meng found a strange comfort in his prison uniform: black cotton shorts and sometimes, when he was lucky, a shirt.