by Kevin Ponniah and Chhay Channyda / The Phnom Penh Post Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered immigration authorities not to renew the visa of Spanish environmental activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson, which expires on February 20, senior immigration department officials said yesterday. Gonzalez-Davidson, of Mother Nature, an NGO, has led a campaign against the controversial Stung …
Security forces in the Cambodian capital violently dispersed Labor Day demonstrators gathered near the city’s Freedom Park Thursday, injuring at least five people, including bystanders, according to eyewitnesses and rights groups.
With mass demonstrations by the opposition CNRP planned for the next two weeks, and a labor day protest by unions set for Thursday, the government showed off the strength of its security forces Wednesday.
When the constitution and adopted laws are compromised, when Cambodia as a signatory of international laws continuously fails to fulfil its obligations to protect the fundamental and constitutional human rights of the people, the slightest hope to build real democracy is compromised.
More than 120 forestry and land-rights activists from around the country gathered in Koh Kong province on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of the death of Chut Wutty, who was murdered by a military police officer while investigating illegal logging in 2012.
Two members of Anonymous Cambodia, the local arm of the international “hacktivist” collective, were arrested earlier this month following an eight-month-long investigation in conjunction with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Police announced yesterday.
Cambodia has issued a warrant for six at-large suspects convicted of plotting to overthrow the government – a verdict rights groups decried as unfounded and politically motivated.