Cambodia Seeks Solution For Women with Children in Prisons
Human Rights / Hun Sen / News / Prison / Women's Rights

Cambodia Seeks Solution For Women with Children in Prisons

from RFA Khmer Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the ministries of justice and the interior to come up with a long-term solution to female inmates in Cambodian prisons who are pregnant or have children living with them behind bars, as police stopped women and other land activists in the capital from demanding the … Continue reading

Rights Group Calls Death of Cambodian Activist ‘Politically Motivated’
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Rights Group Calls Death of Cambodian Activist ‘Politically Motivated’

by Hum Chamroeun and Hang Savyuth / Radio Free Asia An activist who campaigned for Cambodia’s opposition party was found dead over the weekend as a result of what police said was an accident, but a local human rights group on Monday refuted the claim, suggesting he had been murdered for political reasons. Bun Borin, … Continue reading

UN, Embassies Attend Hearing Of Boeung Kak Activists
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UN, Embassies Attend Hearing Of Boeung Kak Activists

by Khuon Narim / The Cambodia Daily Eleven activists convicted in November of blocking traffic and obstructing the work of public officials all professed their innocence Thursday at a high-profile Appeal Court hearing attended by the U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia, Surya Subedi, and members of several foreign delegations. Seven of the activists, including … Continue reading

Cambodia: Free Activists and Monk Jailed for Boeung Kak Protest
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Cambodia: Free Activists and Monk Jailed for Boeung Kak Protest

from Amnesty International Ten women housing rights defenders and a Buddhist monk, all jailed after short summary trials and some suffering from serious health issues, must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty international said ahead of their appeal hearing on 22 January. The 11 were arrested after two related peaceful protests in Cambodia’s capital Phnom … Continue reading

Human Rights Watch: Death Highlights Detention Center Abuses
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Human Rights Watch: Death Highlights Detention Center Abuses

from Human Rights Watch (New York) – The Cambodian government should promptly close all centers arbitrarily detaining people outside the criminal justice system, Licadho and Human Rights Watch said today. The abusive nature of these centers was highlighted by the death on November 26, 2014, of a man who was arbitrarily detained and denied medical … Continue reading