Activists Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth, and Yim Leanghy, were arrested last week for photographing rubbish flow into a municipal river.
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Recent jail sentences for exiled senior leaders of the dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party are disproportionate, UN experts.
Cambodia’s National Internet Gateway will enable increased state online surveillance, censorship, and control of the internet.
Cambodia is arresting people for expressing concerns about COVID-19’s impact in Cambodia and claiming they are spreading so-called “fake news”.
Exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Thursday he was ready to go to jail or die for restoring democracy in Cambodia, vowing to return home on Nov. 9.
Democracy has regressed in much of Asia though there are notable exceptions like Malaysia and Taiwan. Post looks at role of China in these developments.
Cambodia’s democracy continues to nosedive as authorities levy politically motivated bogus espionage charges against two journalists meant to silence them.
Case illustrates a trend where the government’s attempts to intimidate and criminally charge Cambodians for expressing dissent has increased significantly.
Cambodian authorities should immediately cease harassing former opposition party members in the courts, Human Rights Watch said today.
Cambodian journalist Aun Pheapused to be a dedicated reporter. He would chase stories for The Cambodia Daily, a local independent paper.