China on Wednesday defended Cambodia against an onslaught by the UN special rapporteur for human rights, Rhona Smith, who slammed the Kingdom’s record in a speech at the UN Human Rights Council.
In a 15-minutes address in Geneva focused on recent events, Smith claimed the July 29 national elections was one-sided and spoke of the Supreme Court’s dissolution of the Cambodian National Rescue party and the jailing of its former president, Kem Sokha.
She raised the convictions of the Adhoc 5 and Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, the ban on 118 former opposition politicians, the Tep Vanny case, and others.
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