U.S. Expresses Concern Over Kem Ley Anniversary Arrests

In a statement on Monday, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said that “all Cambodians should be able to exercise their rights to express their views freely and assemble peacefully.”

The US government is “concerned” about the recent arrests of Kung Raiya and Suong Neak Poan saying that the Cambodian government has used “baseless practice and politically-motivated charges to harass” its citizens for commemorating the life of slain political analyst Kem Ley.

In a statement obtained by VOA Khmer on Monday, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said that “all Cambodians should be able to exercise their rights to express their views freely and assemble peacefully.”

“We have consistently urged the Cambodian government to remove undue political restrictions on all persons in Cambodia, release those prisoners who have been arbitrarily or unlawfully detained, and uphold human rights and fundamental freedoms,” said the US Embassy in the statement.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/us-expresses-concern-over-kem-ley-anniversary-arrests/5001204.html

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